Old Map of Surrey by Samuel Lewis, 1844: London, Guildford, Woking, Ewell, and Camberley
Old Map of Surrey by Samuel Lewis, 1844: London, Guildford, Woking, Ewell, and Camberley

Old Map of Surrey by Samuel Lewis, 1844: London, Guildford, Woking, Ewell, and Camberley

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Embrace a piece of historical cartography with this striking 1844 map of Surrey by Samuel Lewis. This visually captivating artwork is more than just a historical relic; it's a portal into the past, allowing us to trace the evolution of some of England's most beloved cities, towns, and settlements that were rooted in history even at the time of this map's creation.

Steeped in rich history, Surrey's past can be fascinatingly traced through its settlements. This 1844 map includes places that were thriving before 1840, some of which have transformed significantly or even changed names. Conversely, you might find an absence of some modern-day settlements that were yet to be founded or recognised. This creates an exciting opportunity for historical discovery and comparison.

Settlements

(in order of modern-day population size):
  • London (43 AD): Established by the Romans as Londinium, it was an important commercial town and the provincial capital.
  • Guildford (c. 970 AD): Home to a Royal Mint from the reign of King Alfred until the time of William the Conqueror.
  • Woking (c. 1086 AD): Noted in the Domesday Book as Wochinges, it was held by King William.
  • Ewell (before 775 AD): Known for its Roman remains, including a villa and bath house.
  • Camberley (c. 1200 AD): Historically part of an area known as Bagshot Heath, famed for highwaymen in the 17th century.
  • Redhill (c. 1818 AD): Originally a staging post on the London to Brighton road during the 18th century.
  • Reigate (c. 1088 AD): Home to Reigate Castle, believed to have been established shortly after the Norman Conquest.
  • Staines-upon-Thames (c. 100 AD): A historic market town that was once the site of a Roman bridge.
  • Sunbury-on-Thames (before 962 AD): Mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, known for its riverside location.
  • Banstead (before 1086 AD): Known for its history in agriculture, mentioned in the Domesday Book.
  • Epsom (before 1086 AD): The home of Epsom Salt and the Epsom Derby.
  • Farnham (c. 688 AD): Known for its Georgian streetscape and an ancient deer park.
  • Dorking (c. 1086 AD): Home to Dorking Halls, an important venue for concerts and films.
  • Chertsey (c. 666 AD): Known for its Abbey, which was one of the largest Benedictine monasteries in England.
  • Godalming (c. 880 AD): In 1881, it became the world's first town to have a public electricity supply.
  • Haslemere (before 1221 AD): Known for its "Georgian and earlier" town center.
  • Caterham (before 1086 AD): Mentioned in the Domesday Book and the home of the Caterham Cars manufacturer.
  • Leatherhead (before 880 AD): A significant crossroads on the main route from London to the south coast.
  • Esher (before 1086 AD): Home to Claremont Landscape Garden, a noted National Trust property.
  • Cobham (before 1086 AD): Known for its historic buildings including Cobham Mill, an 1822 watermill.
  • Walton-on-Thames (before 1086 AD): Site of a Roman fort, the "Statio Albani," on the military road to London.
  • East Molesey (before 1086 AD): Home to Hampton Court Palace, built for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey in the early 16th century.
  • Ashtead (before 1086 AD): Known for its Roman villa and tileworks excavated in the 1920s and 1980s.
  • Horley (before 1086 AD): Located near Gatwick Airport, one of the major international airports near London.
  • Oxted (c. 1086 AD): Home to a 16th-century timber-framed house known as Titsey Place.
  • Frimley (before 1086 AD): Known for Frimley Park Hospital, serving as a major regional healthcare facility.
  • Hersham (before 1086 AD): Home to Burhill Golf Club, located on a part of the old Manor estate.
  • Addlestone (c. 1241 AD): Known for the Crouch Oak, an ancient tree believed to date back to the 11th century.
  • Shepperton (before 1086 AD): Known for Shepperton Studios, one of the major film studios in the UK.
  • Warlingham (before 1086 AD): Known for its green-belt land in the Surrey Hills.

Notable Features:

  • The River Thames, a major waterway in England, notable for its role in trade, transportation, and recreation.
  • The North Downs, a ridge of chalk hills, part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
  • Box Hill, a popular tourist attraction with panoramic views and rare wildlife.
  • Virginia Water Lake, located in Windsor Great Park, popular for its beautiful landscapes.

Historical Events (1800-1850):

  • The building of the London to Southampton Railway (1838), which led to the rapid growth of towns like Woking.
  • The inaugural running of the Epsom Derby, a prestigious horse race, in 1780 (with its continuous run well into the studied period).

Discover, explore, and fall in love with the enchanting history of Surrey through this remarkable 1844 map by Samuel Lewis. A perfect blend of history, art, and culture, it is truly an excellent addition to any collection or a great gift for the passionate history lover.

Please double check the images to make sure that a specific town or place is shown on this map. You can also get in touch and ask us to check the map for you.

This map looks great at all sizes: 8x10in (20.5x25.5cm), 12x16in (30.5x41cm), 18x24in (45.5x61cm), 16x20in (40.5x51cm), 24x36in (61x91.5cm), 30x40in (76x101.5cm) and 37x50in (94x127cm), but it looks even better when printed large.

I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 50in (127cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.

The model in the listing images is holding the 18x24in (45.5x61cm) version of this map.

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If you’re looking for something slightly different, check out my main collection of UK and Ireland maps.

Please contact me to check if a certain location, landmark or feature is shown on this map.

This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, Father's Day, work leaving, anniversary or housewarming gift for someone from the areas covered by this map.

This map is available as a giclée print on acid free archival matte paper, or you can buy it framed. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that suits most aesthetics. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame colour or material. My frames are glazed with super-clear museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite), which is significantly less reflective than glass, safer, and will always arrive in perfect condition.

My standard frame is a gallery style black ash hardwood frame. It is simple and quite modern looking. My standard frame is around 20mm (0.8in) wide.

I use super-clear acrylic (perspex/acrylite) for the frame glass. It's lighter and safer than glass - and it looks better, as the reflectivity is lower.

Six standard frame colours are available for free (black, dark brown, dark grey, oak, white and antique gold). Custom framing and mounting/matting is available if you're looking for something else.

Most maps are also available as a framed canvas. The map is printed on matte (not shiny) canvas, stretched over a box frame, and then 'floated' within a simple wood frame. The end result is quite beautiful, and there's no glazing in front of your map.

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Map ageing

I have been asked hundreds of times over the years by customers if they could buy a map that looks even older.

Well, now you can, by selecting Aged before you add a map to your basket.

All the product photos you see on this page show the map in its Original form. This is what the map looks like today.

If you select Aged, I will age your map by hand, using a special and unique process developed through years of studying old maps, talking to researchers to understand the chemistry of aging paper, and of course... lots of practice!

If you're unsure, stick to the Original colour of the map. If you want something a bit darker and older looking, go for Aged.

See some amazing examples of Aged maps.

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I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984. I'm a 5-star Etsy seller. I have sold tens of thousands of maps and have over 4,000 real 5-star reviews.

I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.

Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.

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