Old Map of Middlesex
Old Map of Middlesex Detail from an old map of Middlesex St Peters Westminster Historical Record

Middlesex – an old map by John Speed


An Old Map of Middlesex by John Speed

17th Century Middlesex was by far the  richest county in the country. It was one of the few counties not relying on farming for economic survival. The old map features the 1st ‘aerial’ views of London & Westminster.
Middlesex attracted large numbers of courtiers and government officials who established grand county residences, particularly along the North bank of the river Thames. Fine land and easy access to the great river had resulted in an almost continuous occupation from Hampton Court to the city of London. Speede’s old map contains town plans of Westminster and London and depicts the cathedrals of St. Peter and St. Paul the latter, interestingly showing the repaired lantern after loosing its spire in 1651 before restoration by Inigo Jones during the 1630’s. This old map makes an excellent reference for family history research.

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