We are not sure why this very detailed map was commissioned. Lord Holland held the Manor of Watchfield for a while and being a wealthy man, he could certainly afford such an accurate survey. Apparently the map was discovered in the attic of West Mill House, but it's now in the possession of the family of the late Victor Day of Shrivenham.
To view a high resolution scan of the map entitled, 'a survey map drawn by Francis Willington in 1758,' please go HERE
We are always on the look-out for more information about Shrivenham and district. If you have old photos, know of historical facts, old documents (especially deeds) please contact us...
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