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Hatfield

Hatfield

Draughtsman: Hyett, William

Medium: Pencil and ink on paper

Date: 1805

Shelfmark: OSD 149

Item number: 9

Length: 36

Width: 28

Genre: Map

Map scale ratio: 2'' : Mile (1 : 31680)

This map is not drawn with north at the top. Potters Bar appears at the bottom left, almost on a level with Hertford at the bottom right. The remains of the Old Royal Palace of Hatfield are shown near the centre of the map. This was the home of Elizabeth I (1533-1603) prior to her accession to the throne. Also featured is Hatfield, the house built in 1611 by the first Earl of Salisbury, Robert Cecil (1563-1612). A poorhouse is marked just outside the town.

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