Old English County Maps - Shropshire

by John Speede c.1610

 

This County was known for being the coldest in the kingdom. This did not trouble John Speede, who said of Shropshire, "Wholesome is the air, delectable and good, yielding the spring and the Autumn seed-time and hottest in a temperate condition and affordeth health to the inhabitants in all seasons of the year".

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Old Map of Shropshire  £7.95    ($12.90 US Dollars)

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Much of the county was uplands with isolated hills such as The Wrekin and Slipperstones.
The river Severn connected Shrewsbury to the port of Bristol carrying many cargo laden square-rigged barges downstream. In 1552 Edward V1 founded the school at Shrewsbury which served, not just the town, but the whole of Wales.
                       

Old Map of Shropshire   

OLD MAP OF SHROPSHIRE 

See Also: A Guide to Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology

                

Old Shrewsbury Map                                 

An old Shrewsbury town plan features within the Shropshire Edition.

See Also Old Pictures and Victorian Maps of Shropshire (click picture)

Photo of Bridgnorth, the Bridge 1896, ref. 38123
Reproduced courtesy of Francis Frith.

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