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A view of part of the north-west suburbs of London, as they appeared, anno 1570

A view of part of the north-west suburbs of London, as they appeared, anno 1570

Draughtsman: Anonymous

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1822

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 15.10

Item number: 10

Length: 279

Width: 432

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale description: Scale not given

This retrospective bird's eye view of the parish of St Giles, London appeared in Parton's "History of St Gile's''. In the lower margin is a vignette of the Seal of the Ancient Hospital of St Giles, in the background are ruins and a tomb. In 1101, Matilda, wife of Henry I, founded a leper hospital in these fields outside the city walls and named it after St Giles, the patron saint of outcasts.

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