Karte von Godinton Estate

Maps and plans

This delightful map of the Godinton Estate by Samuel Pierse, 1621, zeigt die frühen Haus- und Wirtschaftsgebäude, umgeben von ummauerten Gärten, Teiche, Obstgärten und die Parkfelder und Wälder. Diese Karte, zusammen mit dem Geschäftsbuch, das Captain Nicholas Toke und sein Neffe Sir Nicholas Toke zwischendurch geführt haben 1618 und 1704, gives a fascinating insight into the estate during this period. The park was enclosed by a dike and hedge, with the farmyard and barns on the north side of the house. The account book mentions apigeon house”, ein “banketing houseanorrenge house” – and the fishponds were stocked with pike. bream, carp and tench.

Godinton Estate Map by Samuel Pierse
Godinton Estate Map by Samuel Pierse, close up