The Foxearth and District Local History Society

The Hysterical Hystorian

For occasional articles, snippets and announcements by the Resident Historians.These articles are presented in date order, but if you explore the back-catalogue, you may find much of interest. Historical information doesn't really go out of date! Any member of the F&DLHS may add an entry or make a comment to an existing entry once they have got their userID and password from the Webmaster.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Chelmsford by John Walker

Whilst writing the publication about the famous Chelmsford Ballad, we were researching the location of the 'Tenter Ground' mentioned in the Ballad. There is a famous map of Chelmsford by John Walker, dated 1591. Just in case you haven't seen it, here it is. If you click on it, you will be confronted with the full map, but don't think of doing so unless you are keen on detail or you have broadband. It is a fascinating map with a wonderful way of showing you how chelmsford must have looked on those days.

Chelmsford in 1591


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