Bridgend on the Map!

Whilst researching for an archaeological project I am involved in, I came across a few maps. I thought I'd share them with you!



This Map is entitled "Britannia" by William Camden (1551-1623) is dated 1610! It shows Glamorgan as the land of the Silures. 



‘Silures’ were a powerful tribe that existed during the time of ancient Britain, occupying Glamorganshire and Breconshire amongst other areas of South Wales, and it is thought that they also held occupancy in Gloucestershire and Hereforshire. The ‘Silures’ in this area of Glamorgan were led by Bodvoc, the son of Caitegern. The ‘Silures’ made a fierce resistance against the Roman invaders including imprisoning them and taking some as hostages.
























This Map entitled 'Anglia regnum' was created by Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638) during 1634. On this map we can clearly see Bridgend and it's surrounding towns. 













This Map is entitled "A new mapp of the kingdome of England, representing the princedome of Wales, and other provinces, cities, market towns, with the roads from town to town and the number of reputed miles between them, are given by inspection without scale or compass" was created by Nicolaes Visscher (1649-1702) - Although the map is undated, we know it is of lae 17th century creation! On this map we can clearly see Bridgend and it;s surrounding market town: including Cowbridge and Caerphilly. 

Part of the Key!
This Map is entitled "A new mapp of the kingdome of England and Wales: containing all the cities, market towns, with the roades from town to town, and the numbers of reputed miles between them, are given by inspection without scale or compass New mapp of the kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales New map of the kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales New map of the kingdome of England and Wales" and was created in 1689 by William Berry (1669 - 1708).

Again on this map we can see Bridgend and it's surrounding areas!


 This Map entitled "South Britain or England & Wales : drawn from several surveys &c. on the new projection, corrected from astronomical observations, & the places marked where the observat. were made England & Wales South Britain" was created by Thomas Kitchin (d. 1784)  and published by Robert Sayer (1725-1794) on January 1st 1787

On this map we can see Bridgend and its surrouding areas in more detail. We see that places such as: Newton, Pile, Laleston and Nash Point have now been added!




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