Sunday, March 24, 2013

Part of The Pound in 1840.

Part of 'The Pound' in 1840.
This old 1840 map, shows part of which is called ‘The Pound.’ I can see that 'The White Hart', now referred to as ‘The White Oak,’ is clearly defined on the map. Also Melmott Lodge can be seen as well. You can also make out the ‘The Fleet Water’ with a small crossing over it. Not so well defined is the road over Cookham Moor with a water splash between The Fleet Water and the pond to the north. There is an indication of a bridge crossing ‘The Fleet Water’ where the brick bridge built in 1928 now stands. This according to old records was a wooden foot bridge. Once again you will see large orchards that were in use in those days.
Just click on the map to enlarge the view to full screen.

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