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Down among the Detail: Tilstock Park – Part Two

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In my blog post last week https://medievalparksgardensanddesignedlandscapes.wordpress.com/2015/02/01/the-trees-of-tilstock-park/

I looked at Tilstock Park on the Shropshire / Flintshire border (Longitude 52.931698; Latitude -2.710032) outlining its history.

Tilstock Park Today
Tilstock Park Today

This week I’m going to look in detail at some of the areas within the park which should provide archaeological information based on a map of c.1600.

Tilstock Park c.1600 - map rotated to place North at the top
Tilstock Park c.1600 – map rotated to place North at the top

By placing the map of c.1600 side by side with a modern aerial photograph it is possible to see that the map is a very accurately drawn, suggesting that is has been derived from a surveyors measurements.

The map of c.1600 and a modern aerial photograph side-by-side
The map of c.1600 and a modern aerial photograph side-by-side

In order to map Tilstock Park I used a programme called Grid Reference Finder http://gridreferencefinder.com to mark the boundary of the park, the location of the fish ponds, the location of the park lodges, the location of the ‘Green’ and the location of the park gates. The points marked can then by exported to the programme Google Earth.

The finished map is presented below.

Tilstock Park c.1600 mapped accurately onto Google Earth
Tilstock Park c.1600 mapped accurately onto Google Earth
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1 thought on “Down among the Detail: Tilstock Park – Part Two”

  1. Thank you for your inspiring presentation, and discussion comments, in Swansea at the end of last week I am Alison Elliott … the one who reads your blog. Thanks for offering to send me some pointers re Pembrokeshire in the middle ages. Your enthusiasm is so appreciated. All the best with your research.

    Alison

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