Faden’s Map of Norfolk

About the map

Faden's original map was produced in six sheets and this digital redrawing faithfully copies the original. The only change is that the hachures, used to show Norfolk's minor hills, have been omitted. The original map was often hand-coloured and this edition reflects one such map in the colours used.

[Burnham Market - click to enlarge]
Extract: Burnham Market. Enlarge »

[Filby - click to enlarge]
Extract: Filby. Enlarge »

The map shows the estates of the major and lesser landowners at the end of the 18th century. It details the North Norfolk Coast, the Broads and fenlands prior to the extensive changes, due to both man and nature, which were to take place over the subsequent 200 years. It shows evidence of industrial archaeology with brick and lime kilns and evidence of agricultural land that had recently been enclosed. Within villages and parishes it indicates the pattern of settlement adjacent to the commons that were about to disappear.

The town maps of Kings Lynn, Great Yarmouth and Swaffham are particularly detailed. Faden's map has many minor errors, churches that have been slightly misplaced or omitted, names incorrectly spelt and these have not been altered in this redrawing.

This edition is larger than the original and is printed at the equivalent to 1.4 inches to the mile.

Various sections of the map are available, or the whole county on a single sheet. Please see ‘how to order’ for layout details and prices.

ISBN numbers apply to the map in its various forms as follows:

ISBN-13 978-0-9550398-0-5North West
ISBN-13 978-0-9550398-1-2North Central
ISBN-13 978-0-9550398-2-9North East
ISBN-13 978-0-9550398-3-6South West
ISBN-13 978-0-9550398-4-3South Central
ISBN-13 978-0-9550398-5-0South East
ISBN-13 978-0-9550398-6-7Whole County
ISBN-13 978-0-9550398-7-4Norwich and central Norfolk
ISBN-13 978-0-9550398-8-1North Coast (West)
ISBN-13 978-0-9550398-9-8North Coast (East)
ISBN-13 978-0-9566198-7-7Whole county in four sheets in booklet

Whole county in 4 sheets with booklet

The whole county map in four folded sheets in an A4 size booklet with explanatory notes. Each map is 82cm × 57cm giving a scale of one inch to 1.2 miles. Each sheet slightly overlaps its neighbour, so reducing the risk of a village being ‘on the edge’.

ISBN-13 978-0-9566198-7-7

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