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by  John Bradley
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Book Details

Published by Royal Irish Academy

January 2000

Sheet map, folded

Number of pages: 40

ISBN: 9781874045823

Number 10, Kilkenny, is the first publication of a city in the ‘Irish Historic Towns Atlas’ series. Kilkenny contains a topographical information section that lists historical and archaeological details of almost 2,000 sites and an essay, all tracing the evolution of the city. Special maps include a large colour reconstruction of the city in c. 1842; the Down Survey map of c. 1655; a map depicting the growth of the city up to 1758 and the value of houses in 1850; John Rocque's map in 1758; views of the city by Francis Place, c. 1698 and Thomas Mitchell, c. 1760; and three Ordnance Survey maps showing Kilkenny in its surroundings, the modern city and an extract from the large scale town plan, 1841. A number of small black and white maps are dotted through the text section. Photographs of High Street and Kilkenny Castle offer a window onto the atmosphere of the city in c. 1900, and an aerial view represents the city in more modern times. Maps, plates and text are all bound in an A3 folder.

Author: John Bradley; Series editors: Anngret Simms, H.B. Clarke, Raymond Gillespie; Consultant editor: J.H. Andrews; Cartographic editor: Sarah Gearty.
The Irish Historic Towns Atlas is a research project of the Royal Irish Academy and is part of a wider European scheme.

About the authors

John Bradley

John Bradley was a historian and archaeologist of Irish towns, as well as a Senior Lecturer in the History Department at Maynooth University. He was the author of Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 10, Kilkenny (2000).