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Giant map shows who owned village land in 1820

Chair of the Haddenham Museum Trust Alan Rose with the eight foot map at the museum PNL-140306-121018001

Chair of the Haddenham Museum Trust Alan Rose with the eight foot map at the museum PNL-140306-121018001

An 8ft map showing ownership of a village’s land in 1820 has been unveiled at a museum.

The map, on display at Haddenham Museum, shows the ownership and tenancy of all strips of land in the village almost 200 years ago.

Alan Rose, chair of the Haddenham Museum Trust put the map together.

He said: “I got a copy of the map from the Rochester Archives and the details of who owned each strip of land from the archive in Aylesbury.

“Then it was really a case of combining the two sets of information together.”

The map is displayed on a specially designed unit in the museum, which has been constructed by trustee Ken Perry.

If you would like to see the map, it is available to view at the museum which is located in the Old Schoolroom in the High Street. It is open on Tuesday mornings between 10am and 12noon and Sunday afternoons between 2pm and 4.30pm.

 

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