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A Plan of Aymouth, or Eyemouth, [Berwickshire] taken in 1557, in which year it was fortified by Henri Clutin, Sieur d'Oysell et de Ville Parisis

A Plan of Aymouth, or Eyemouth, [Berwickshire] taken in 1557, in which year it was fortified by Henri Clutin, Sieur d'Oysell et de Ville Parisis

Cartographer: Unknown

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1557

Shelfmark: Cotton Augustus I.i

Item number: f.60

Genre: Map

This is a plan of Eyemouth in the south east of Scotland. Its strategic importance is notable due to its proximity to Berwick upon Tweed on the Anglo-Scottish border. The walled town of Eymouth (Aymouth) is shown by two long streets of generalised house structures. Entrance points in the walls are indicated. The fort is shown to the left of the town and is defended by cannons. In the 16th century the Scots were the recipients of military aid from their allies the French. During the regency of Mary of Guise the French provided the Scots with border defences against English invasion by the building of modern fortresses. A scale bar is included in this plan which dates the plan to 1557.

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