The Road from London to Oakham


This map shows the route between London and Oakham
passing Luton, Bedford, Wellingborough, Kettering and Uppingham.

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

ST. ALBANS
Redbourne
Harpendon (Harpenden)
(a Gentlemen's house)
(Kensworth greens)
(enter Bedfordshire)
LUTON
Streatley (Stretly)
(Luton downs)
Barton-le-Clay (Barton-Clay)
Silsoe (Selsoe)
(a stone bridge of 4 arches)
Wilstead (Wilfumfteed)
(stone bridge & brook)
Elstow (Elfton or Elmftow)
BEDFORD
Clapham (Clapum)
Oakley (Okley or Ocle)
(Stafford bridge over Ouse)
(Mylton)
Pavenham (Petonham or Patenham)
Stevington (Steyenton or Steuenton)
Chellington
(Woodhill)
Harrold (Harold)
Podington (Poddington)
Farndish
(enter Northamtonshire)
Wollaston (Woolerton)
Great Doddington (Dodington)
(bridge of wood over river Nene)
WELLINGBOROUGH
Great Harrowden (Haridon ye great)
Little Harrowden (Haridon Parva)
Isham (Hifham)
KETTERING
(a stone bridge)
(Rockingham Forest)
Rockingham (Rokingham)
River Welland (Welland fluv)
(a water mill)
(enter Rutland)
Caldecott (Caldecote)
Lyddington (Luddington)
UPPINGHAM
Ayston (Aifton)
Ridlington
OAKHAM (OAKEHAM)

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