Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Along The Derby Road

This map of 1719 is reproduced from "A Pocket Guide To The English Traveller". The route is from Warrington to Manchester and onwards to Derby. The road through Furness Vale had not been built at that time so the route follows Buxton Old Road through Longside. Yeardsley Hall and Jodrell's lands are marked as are Disley, Lyme and Whaley Bridge although some of the spelling may seem unfamiliar.
The maps were engraved by Thomas Gardner, based on John Ogilby's strip maps of 1675

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