Catalogue description 1 item extracted from E 134/39Eliz/East14 . Map of the Isle of Axholme (now in...

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1 item extracted from E 134/39Eliz/East14. Map of the Isle of Axholme (now in Humberside), from Walkeringham to Owston and from Wroot to Kelfield. Shows the lordships of Haxey, Misterton, Stockwith, Gunthorpe and Owston. Also shows towns; the rivers Trent, Idle and Eau, tributaries and bridges; named fields and woods; windmills; and the boundary between Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. Border. Scale bar surmounted by dividers: 1 inch to 2 furlongs (4 miles). Cardinal points: oriented to the north. Made by Christopher Saxton, to illustrate his depositions (membrane 9 of E 134/39Eliz/East14) in a dispute between the crown tenants in Haxey and Owston (Lincolnshire) and the crown tenants in Misterton (Nottinghamshire), over the county boundary.

Date: [1596]
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Dimensions: 67 cm x 96 cm
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
Publication note:

Maps and Plans in the Public Record Office: I. British Isles, c.1410-1860 (London, 1967), entry 2632. Described in Sir G Fordham, ‘Some Surveys and Maps of the Elizabethan period’, Geographical Journal, vol lxxi, 1928, pp 51-52. Reproduced and described in G Dunston, ‘The Rivers of Axholme’, (London, [1909]) pp114-119. Described in I Evans and H Lawrence, ‘Christopher Saxton, Elizabethan map-maker’, (Wakefield Historical Publications, 1979), pp 99-100

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