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1816 Map of Quorn

This rare map of early Quorn was extracted from a much larger map, which was commissioned by George Watkinson in 1816. Before the first Ordnance Survey maps, (1880s for Quorn), maps were only made privately and for a reason, usually by landowners to document their holdings. Although most of George Watkinson’s property holdings were in Beaumanor and Woodhouse, the full version of the map includes surrounding villages.

It is extremely detailed, with each plot being numbered. Frustratingly, the record book which would have once accompanied the map, and given details for each plot number, has been lost.

The map has been turned round to face north at the top, and labels for the Church and Barrow Road have been added to help with interpretation.

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 Submitted on: 2017-02-04
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman
 Artefact ID: 1968
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