Stambourne map from 1777

The map below depicts Stambourne in 1777 and was produced by John Chapman and Peter Andre (!). A few interesting points:

  • Nortons is shown as Redgwell Norton as it used to be a “detached” part of Redgwell (Ridgewell).
  • Stambourne Green has a higher prominence, where the green was and later used by Spurgeon for preaching.
  • Pitifull Woods, although not named, is between Essex Farm and “Boveleys”.
  • “A Meeting House” was later used by James and C.H. Spurgeon.
  • The old Post Mill, destroyed in 1903 by a gale, is marked near Hill Farm.
Stambourne map from 1777
Stambourne map from 1777