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The City of London : from prehistoric times to c. 1520 / general editor, Mary D. Lobel ; topographical editor, W.H. Johns.


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[New York, N.Y.] : Oxford University Press in conjunction with Historic Towns Trust, 1989.
  • Book
  • xvi, 99 p., [20] p. of plates : maps ; 41 cm.
The British atlas of historic towns series is a project of the International Commission for the History of Towns and the British Committee of Historic Towns.
  • Hugh Prince: The Situation of London-- W. F. Grimes: The Prehistoric Background-- Ralph Merrifield: Roman London-- Martin Biddle: A City in Transition: 400-800-- Christopher Brooke: The Central Middle Ages: 800-1270-- Caroline Barron: The Later Middle Ages: 1270-1520-- Henry Johns: Introduction to the Maps-- Gazetteer-- Maps and Plans.
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Publisher's Summary:
No topographical record of London existed until the late 16th century, by which time much of its magnificent medieval architecture was irretrievably lost. From the 17th century, the medieval landscape was further obliterated by the widening or destruction of many old streets and lanes, and the creation of new thoroughfares. This atlas provides ten full-colour maps of the City of London from prehistoric times to the early 16th century. Long lost dimensions are now illuminated in large-scale maps, circa 1520, and in a series of detailed maps of earlier periods - including a map of pre-Roman London - showing the distribution of Iron Age sites with insets of Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age finds. Commentary by six scholars sets the topographical development of London within its historical context. There is a chapter on the problems encountered and the methods used in the reconstruction, and a gazetteer is included which provides source material for every known principal building, street, lane and alley of the medieval period.
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Johns, W. H. (William Henry)
Lobel, M. D. (Mary Doreen), 1900-1993
International Commission for the History of Towns.
British Committee of Historic Towns.
Historic Towns Trust.
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British atlas of historic towns ; v. 3

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