Lincoln’s Inn Fields 1682 map

When you look at maps of London over time Lincoln’s Inn Fields is one of the few constant green spots.  Here’s a map from 1682 I stumbled across in the 1911 Survey of London.

In the early C17th there had been much wrangling to protect the Fields from commercial property development.  This was interrupted by the civil war and by the late 1600s the Fields had established a shape that is familiar over 300 years later.

About William Perrin

Active in Kings Cross London and South Oxfordshire, founder of Talk About Local, helping people find a voice online and a trustee of The Indigo Trust , Good Things Foundation and ThreeSixtyGiving as well as Connect8.
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