An electronic edition of John Strype's
A SURVEY OF THE CITIES OF London and WestminsterVersion 1.0 (ISBN: 0-9542608-9-9)
In the century following Stows death, however, the Tudor capital so lovingly depicted and recorded in Stows Survey was dramatically transformed. The huge growth of the metropolis, the devastation wrought by the Great Fire of 1666 and the subsequent rebuilding of the City made an updating of the Survey highly desirable. It was to answer this need that John Strype (1643-1737), the ecclesiastical historian and biographer, published a new, hugely expanded version of Stows Survey of London in 1720.
Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, the project has produced a full-text electronic version of John Strypes enormous two-volume edition of 1720, complete with its celebrated maps and plates, which depict the prominent buildings, street plans and ward boundaries of the late Stuart capital.
STANDARD FORMS OF REFERENCE FOR STRYPES SURVEY OF LONDON (1720)
This work was originally published in two volumes. Volume One contains books 1-3 and Volume Two contains books 4-6, plus appendices. To reflect this, citations from the work normally take the form:
E.g. Strype, Survey, II.vi.22
The Stuart London Project gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of the following in the preparation of this edition:
The Project also gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the following in digitising images for this edition:
Professor Caroline Barron (RHUL) receives our special thanks for lending her personal copy of Strypes 1720 edition of the Survey of London for use by the project. All textual images derive from this copy.