An old map of Norfolk
An old map of Norfolk Detail from an old map of Norfolk Old Town Plan Norwich

Norfolk – an old map by John Speed


An Old Map of Norfolk

The flat nature of Norfolk in the East was exploited by the many windmills, which were of immense importance in the local economy for grinding grain. They were so commonplace that they were not all included in the maps. Norfolk proved to be most useful for breeding and rearing of cattle and flocks of sheep.

Battles in Norfolk of 1381 and 1549 are described, eight Coats of Arms are detailed and a most beautiful old town map of Norwich appears in the top right corner of the map. A list of places is keyed to the map by letters. Ely Cathedral is included in the lower left area; ‘Part of Cambridgeshire’.  More on the history of the mapping of Norfolk.

Available in three sizes: Large: 24″ x 31″ (78.7 x 61cms)   Medium: 18″ x 24″ (45.5 x 61cms)  Small: 19.5″ x 14″ (49.5 x 35.5cms)

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