The 1624 Parish Map Langham Village History Group
Langham Village History Group
Langham Village Web Site
Studying the Map To study the map in detail we: Redrew it in a scalable, searchable and layered digital format Endeavoured to interpret the map makers symbols and colour codes Made comparisons with later maps [1760, 1820, 1841, 1904, 2008] What we have discovered from the map The map maker drew the parish very accurately The parish boundary is unchanged nearly 400 years on The fields to the east of the main Oakham to Melton Mowbray road were enclosed The fields to the west remained open or common The main roads were gated Bridges, fords and windmills were identified The main road from Oakham to Melton passed through the centre of the village via Bridge Street and Well Street (Not the current route of the A606) Well Street followed the route of Westons Lane to the north of the brook and on through what is now the Manor garden The location of the Village Cross The location of the mediaeval Hall at the junction of Orchard Road and Well Street The location of houses and house holders Field acreages and tenant names If you have not used this, or our tithe maps before, may we suggest that you load and read the instruction page  first - The map is fully scalable, searchable and uses multiple layers allowing you to select how much information you see on screen.