Caerleon - 1752 - drawn from - "A plan of the lands belonging
to the Right Honourable the Earl of Powis in the manor of
Liswerry and Libennith in the parishes of Christchurch, Caerleon,
by Thomas Thorpe, 1752
The plan has been redrawn from the original, parts of which are
unfortunately so damaged that important details have been lost.
Where this is the case (for example the quay adjacent to the bridge)
no attempt has been made to guess the original content. The only
changes to be made are the omission of tennants' names and the
removal of marks and stains. To see a small image of the original
follow this link: original map.
This is a truly amazing plan and we are most indebted to Bob
Trett who drew our attention to its existence. It predates
the plan drawn from surveys by Thomas Morris, land surveyor of
Cardiff, for Coxe's 'Historical Tour in Monmouthshire' by almost
fifty years. It is remarkably detailed and close examination suggests
several interesting lines of enquiry.