Map Of The County Of Surrey From Trigonometrical Survey With The Roads, Parks & Railways 1874
Map Of The County Of Surrey From Trigonometrical Survey With The Roads, Parks & Railways, By Jas. Wyld, Geographer To The Queen.
Second Edition. Published by Jas. Wyld, Geographer to Her Majesty. Charing Cross East.
119.2cm x 90.3cm (47" x 35½")
1" : 1 Mile
Paddington (Middlesex) - Westerham (Kent) - Haslemere (Surrey) - Crondal (Hampshire)
A highly detailed folding map of Surrey, on the same scale as the 1" Ordnance Survey. A beautiful hand coloured 19th century map, dissected and mounted on linen. Hundred boundaries shown in outline colour.
This map records the position of many of the Milestones throughout Surrey.
Milestone distances were measured in several ways. The most common Milestone indicated either the distance in Miles from Westminster Bridge or from the Standard in Cornhill.
"The Standard was a conduit, with four spouts, made by Peter Morris, a German, in the year 1582, and supplied with Thames water, conveyed by leaden pipes over the steeple of St. Magnus' Church. It stood at the east end of Cornhill, at its junction with Gracechurch Street, Bishopsgate Street, and Leadenhall Street. The water ceased to run between 1598 and 1603, but the Standard itself remained long after. It was much used as a point of measurement of distances; and... several of our suburban milestones are still inscribed with "so many miles from the Standard in Cornhill." There was a Standard in Cornhill as early as the 2nd of Henry V." (Taken from Old and New London by Walter Thornbury, Volume 2, Page 170, London, 1878.)
Examples of distances recorded on the map measured from both Westminster Bridge and the Standard in Cornhill can be seen just north of Cobham.
Other Milestones shown on the map indicate the distance from a local Surrey town. An example of this can be seen on the road from Effingham to East Clandon, where the Milestones measure the distance from Leatherhead. Note that the Leatherhead section of the map does not actually show the positions of the Milestones from Leatherhead. The Milestones are only recorded on the adjacent section, so the mapmaker's approach to recording of the Milestone positions on the map appears to have been somewhat random.
How To Use These Map Pages
Use the thumbnail map at the top of each page to navigate your way around the map.
Hovering your mouse pointer over the thumbnails will highlight the individual sections, and display a pop-up message showing the places covered by that section of the map. Click the desired area to jump to a page displaying a full size image of that map section. You will need to scroll down the page a little to see the image of the map.
A coloured thumbnail image ('tile') on the thumbnail map at the top of the page will show you which section of the entire map you are currently viewing.
Click To Enlarge
Once you are viewing the desired map section, you can click on the map image to view an enlarged image of that section. Clicking on the map image allows you to switch back and forth ('toggle') between the normal sized image and the enlarged view of the section.
Place Name Search Feature
This map includes a search feature for place names and features in Surrey. The search feature is located at the top right of each page, with a search box containing the words "Search This Map". The Search Engine enables a targeted search of the entire 1874 map of Surrey.
To see how this works, you can search the 1874 map of Surrey here:
The Search Engine will also compiled a Complete Index Of Surrey Place Names, which is well worth referring to.
Please note that this is not a general search engine for the entire MAPCO website, but is targeted specifically at the map currently being viewed. The entire MAPCO site can be searched using the Google Search Engine on the Search Help page.
Surrey Place Names Transcription Project
Transcription of the place names from the 1874 map of Surrey was generously carried out by a team of eager volunteers. I owe a debt of gratitude to all involved for their enormous efforts in making this such a success, enabling the implementation of the Search Engine for this map.
My sincere thanks to the transcribers for all of their help. Thank you!
Take a look at the Place Names Transcription Project page to see how the project was carried out.