A View near Walthamstow, Essex
Engraver: Laurie, R.
View of some farm buildings in Walthamstow in Essex. Walthamstow lies between Leyton and Chigwell and its about 6 miles from the City of London. By the 15th century much of the forest had been cleared and the inhabitants were mainly small farmers and yeomen. By the 18th century there were several large mansions built here by wealthy Londoners. As this print shows, the land surrounding Walthamstow could be marshy.