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  SHC 1414/8/42; map of Mortlake
  SHC 1414/8/42; this is a map of Mortlake, in Surrey, showing the route the watchman (marked in blue) was supposed to walk each night. It dates from 1824, at a time when, perhaps, local officials were trying to pin down the duties of the watchmen more carefully.
Reproduced by permission of Surrey History Centre
  Why do you think it was necessary to describe the beat of the watchman so precisely?
Which parts of the town did the watchman concentrate on?
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