• Erdeswick's Survey of Staffordshire (1844)

Erdeswick's Survey of Staffordshire (1844)  


Erdeswicke lived in Staffordshire in the late 16th century, and supposedly started this survey of the county in 1593. However, it was not published during his lifetime, although he did rework it in manuscript form more than once. The first version that was printed was from the early MSS, and contained a number of errors. This version came somewhat later, contained the last version of the MSS drafted by Erdeswicke, and contains a very interesting preface of around 75 pages which supplements its content.

Erdeswicke's survey is one of the earliest authoritative studies of Staffordshire, and as such is essential for local historians of the period. Kindly loaned to the project by Brierley Hill Library.



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Erdeswick's Survey of Staffordshire (1844)

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