When maps were first drawn only waterways were included. Waterways were most important for transport, drinking etc. As time went on map makers were asked by Kings and Lords of the Manor to include ‘roads’ and tracks so they knew how to access people to fight for them.

Map of Buckingham 1610

By John Speed

Map of Beds Bucks and Oxon 1612

By Michael Drayton

Parts of Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire 1646

By Jan Jansson

Road map of Buckinghamshire 1675

By John Ogilby

Street Map of Buckingham 1729

By Pierre Vander

Map of Buckinghamshire 1778

By John Carey

Buckinghamshire: houses to stay 1802

The Imperial Guide by James Baker

Circular map of Buckinghamshire 1803

By John Luffman

Map of Buckinghamshire 1805

Map of Buckinghamshire 1820

By John Darton

Map 1825

By Andrew Bryant

Map of Buckingham circa 1847

By George Lipscomb

Twyford 1880

Source: National Library of Scotland

Twyford 1899

Source: National Library of Scotland

Twyford 1899

Alternate version

Calvert 1899

Source: National Library of Scotland

Twyford 1923

Source: National Library of Scotland

Calvert 1938

Source: National Library of Scotland