The Road from London to Rye


This map shows the route between London and Rye
passing Lewisham, Maidstone, Farnborough and Tonbridge.

Each of the six ribbons that comprise the map include a compass indicating north.

Woodland, heath, and parkland are illustrated, and the distance travelled
and directions to nearby settlements are given too.

I have shown the modern spelling first and the place name as it appears on this map (c.1675) in brackets.
I have only listed the places I can readily find in a modern road atlas
but there are many more places of interest on these maps which I have not included in my summary.
These may include rivers, ponds, churches, windmills, blacksmiths forges, gallows and bridges.

The Route

LONDON
New Cross
Lewisham (Lewsham)
Bromley
Farnborough (Farnburgh aka Farnborow
Riverhead
Lady Boswells Park
Sevenoaks (Sevenoke aka Sennoke)
Tonbridge (Tunbridge)
Tunbridge Wells (The Wells)
Kippings Cross (Kipping Cross)
Lamberhurst (Lamberherst)
Stonecrouch
Flimwell (Sone in Flimwell)
The Royal Oak
Seacocks Heath
Mr Picks House
Hawkhurst
The Watch House
Sandhurst (Sandherst)
The Marsh
Newenden
River Rother (Rother Fluvius)
Northiam (Nordiam)
Playden (Salcote aka Plaiftow)
RYE
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