Windsor and Eton
The British Historic Towns Atlas volume on Windsor and Eton is now available
Published in March 2015, the volume features:
- an extensive introduction to the history of the towns of Windsor and Eton written by Windsor historian Dr David Lewis, as well as a history of the earlier settlement of Old Windsor written by Prof Derek Keene. The introduction is illustrated with 12 figures and maps.
- a encyclopaedic gazetteer of Windsor and Eton's buildings and streets as shown on the maps created for this volume. The idea of the gazetteer is that the reader can read entries on the main buildings and streets to learn more about them - their origin, earliest mention, alternative names, etc.. Full references allow further investigation.
- illustrations of the towns. Illustrations include early images of the town, Hollar's views of Windsor Castle, David Loggan's engraving of Eton College and an eighteenth-century view of the town of Windsor as seen from the castle and never before published
- aerial views of the towns from 1928 to the present day
- reproductions of early maps of the town, including a very detailed plan of Windsor dating from before 1819.
The atlas's maps show the towns as they were in 1180, 1280, 1380, 1480 and 1580. The principal map (printed in seven, overlapping sheets) is a summary full-colour map of the towns based on a digitised OS map with the main buildings (and sites of lost major buildings) shown as medieval or post-medieval.
The volume includes an extensive plan of Windsor Castle as it appeared in about 1800, as well as a detailed plan of Eton College.
The atlas also includes a CD containing the maps of the towns at different stages in their development. Maps are presented as PDFs.
Produced and distributed on behalf of the Historic Towns Trust by Oxbow books.
The atlas is priced at £55.
If you would like to order a copy, please visit Oxbow's website.