Reference number5556
TitleCopy of a plan of the River Ouse between Huntingdon and Hemingford to illustrate the dispute between the Abbot of Ramsey and inhabitants of Godmanchester and Huntingdon over stopping of the Ouse and drains in order to feed the Abbot's corn and fu[e]lling mills at Houghton
DescriptionTitle on dorse: 'Huntyngdon & Godmanchester'. Plan of the River Ouse and waterways between Huntingdon and Hemingford Abbots; towns of Hemingford Abbots, Godmanchester, Hartford and Huntingdon. Shows named pastures, fields in strips, roads including Ermine Street; ship, boats; crosses in road at Godmanchester. Churches, houses, water mills drawn in perspective; bridges in bird's-eye view. Text partly in Latin. About 1 inch to 159 yards. [Oriented to the north.] Under ultra-violet light, capital letters are visible in the bottom right hand corner: 'I H S'. In addition to title, 'No 63 Huntingdon Godmanchester' on dorse. (The National Archives catalogue). The date has been derived from the bills, depositions and court proceedings (Nov 7 Hen VIII) also kept at the National Archives.
CreatorNamePublic Records: the Duchy of Lancaster
RepositoryHuntingdonshire Archives
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