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Plan Of Deeping Fen, Norfolk, Ca.1487-1500

Plan Of Deeping Fen, Norfolk, Ca.1487-1500

Medium: Ink and tempera on parchment

Date: 1487

Shelfmark: Cotton MS Otho B. XIII

Item number: f. 1

Length: 29.7

Width: 21.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Map

This fragment of a coloured plan that originally showed more lands owned by Croyland Abbey was badly damaged by fire in 1731 and is now legible only under ultra-violet light. It shows the northern edge of the Fen. It was probably created to elucidate a dispute over grazing rights or boundaries.

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