Source 4

Key to map (ZMAP 4/18)

113. Poulterers HallPeople who sold chickens, hens and eggs
114. Cookes HallPeople who prepared and sold cooked food
115. Barber Chirurgeons HallPeople who cut hair and beards and could also carry out operations or remove teeth
116. Scriveners HallPeople who wrote letters and documents for money
117. Goldsmiths HallPeople who worked with gold
118. Waxchandlers HallPeople who made candles and sold them
119. Haberdasher's HallPeople who sold men's clothing
120. Curriers HallPeople who worked with leather (colouring it)
121. Brewers HallPeople who made beer and ale
122. Girdlers HallPeople who made girdles (belts)
123. Coopers HallPeople who made and repaired barrels and casks
124. Weavers HallPeople who made cloth
125. Masons HallPeople who cut stone (for buildings etc)
126. Mercers Hall & ChappellImportant traders who sold rich fabrics like silk and velvet
127. Grocers HallPeople who sold food, like spices and sugar
128. Founders HallPeople who worked with metal
129. Armorers HallPeople who made weapons
130. Carpenters HalPeople who made furniture from wood
131. Loriners & Glasiers HallLoriners made metal bits for bridles and saddles (kit for a horse). Glasiers made glass for windows.
132. Drapers HallPeople who sold woollen cloth.
133. Marchant Taylors HallPeople who bought cloth and made it into clothes, usually for men.
134. Salters HallPeople who made and sold salt.
135. Cutlers HallPeople who made, sold or fixed knives.
Burnt 373 Acres within373 acres were burnt within the city walls. One acre is about the same amount of land as a football pitch
63 Acres & 3 roods without the walls63 acres & 3 roods were burnt outside the city walls. A rood is one quarter of an acre.
89 Churches, 132,00 Houses89 churches & 132,00 houses were burnt.
11 Parishes within City walls entire.11 whole communities within the city walls were burnt.
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4. On the corner of his map, Hollar put some information. It is a list of places that are numbered on the map. This is called a key.

  • There are a lot of halls. These were meeting places for different kinds of craftsmen. For example, number 130 is the Carpenter’s Hall. Can you find any more? In pairs, talk about what people had to do in these jobs. (Your teacher will help you with the unusual ones.)
  • Try and find some new jobs listed here in the key that were not listed in source 1 (for example: 124. weavers).
  • How many houses in the city were destroyed by the fire?
  • How many churches were burnt?