Manor of Pennance (AD332/1)

Image of a brightly coloured hand drawn estate map.

Manorial maps were common from the 16th century onward but differed in style depending on the surveyor. They are a valuable source of information when tracing land and property history and they often hold topographical features like mine workings, burrows, wells, boundaries and foot paths. Some maps provide details of tenants and leases or can be accompanied by a reference book. This map is for the part of the manor of Pennance from Maenporth to Swanpool, the estate of James Modyford Heywood, esquire and was surveyed by Simon Dell, 1769 (AD332/1).