County Maps

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

At Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies, we have hundreds of maps of the county, the oldest one, which you can see below, was made while Queen Elizabeth I was on the throne. 

Have a look at the way the towns, rivers and forests are shown. How accurate do you think it is? The Tudors were very keen on exploring, so map-making started to become more accurate from this point. If you’d like to find out more fun facts about maps, download the PDF sheet at the bottom of the page. A copy of this map can also be purchased at Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies when we reopen.

The oldest county map of Hertfordshire:      The Saxton Map of Hertfordshire, 1577              (HALS Ref: CM2) Copyright Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies ©

Why not make your own town or county map using original map features from maps in Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies?

Make your own County Map

NB: This activity is suitable for children aged 7+ but will require an adult for supervision.

You will need white paper, scissors, and glue.

  1. See below the outline of a county map. Right-click on this and chose Print Picture from the drop-down menu.
  2. Now right click on the map features to cut and stick. Choose Print Picture from the drop-down menu.
  3. Cut around the map features and stick them to your chosen map
  4. Share pictures of your finished map with us on Twitter @HertsArchives with the hashtag #MarvellousMaps.
    We look forward to seeing your creations!

County Map outline – copyright Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies ©

Map features – copyright Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies ©

 

All images copyright Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies ©

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This page was added on 22/06/2020.

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