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Farringdon ward without with it's division into parishes according to a new survey

Farringdon ward without with it's division into parishes according to a new survey

Engraver: Cole, Benjamin

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1755

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 8.26

Item number: 26

Length: 368

Width: 483

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale description: Scale not given

This plan was published in William Maitland's 'History of London from its Foundation to the Present Time'. The plan's title features in cartouche at top left, with the heraldic arms of dedicatee Richard Beckford, the ward Alderman, at top centre. A view of Temple Bar appears at top right, with view of Bridewell North Gate next to the compass star at bottom right. Maitland's ward plans were largely derived from Strype's, with the illustrations copied from West & Tow's 1736 'Prospect Views of Ancient Churches'. Farringdon Ward was divided into Farringdon Within and Farringdon Without in 1394 because "the governance thereof is too laborious and grievous for one person to occupy and duly govern the same".

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