Estate maps

Bayford Place, detail from Bayfordbury estate map, 1807

By Llinos Thomas

Bayfordbury Estate Map [DE/X629/P1]
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

Before 1544, Bayford Place was a royal possession. In the 17th century it was of considerable size, with 20 hearths, but by the time Sir William Baker bought the estate in 1757 it was little more than a farmhouse.

This map, made when his son William enlarged Bayfordbury, shows some interesting landscape features.

This page was added on 05/10/2009.

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