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A survey of the roads and foot-paths in the parish of Islington

A survey of the roads and foot-paths in the parish of Islington

Engraver: Hawsworth, John

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1811

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 15.45

Item number: 45

Length: 254

Width: 381

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale description: ca. 3 1/2" : 8 Furlongs

This is a plan of footpaths and roads in the parish of Islington. It extends from Battle Bridge to Highgate and from ''Cruch End'' to Kings Land and the boundary to Shoreditch. 

An interesting feature on this map is Jack Straws House near Highbury. Jack Straw was a leader of one band of rebels who attacked the Treasurer's House at Highbury on June 14, 1381. The Peasants' Revolt over increasing taxation was largely due to the monarchy's prosectution of war against France. Toll gates are also marked in various places.

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