Time for a game – spot the difference.  Above you can see an extract from the Chapman and Andre map of 1777 (reproduced with permission from Essex Record Office).  The Chapman and Andre maps of this date are reputed to be the most accurate maps of the time, but I can see one large part of the village that is missing from this map.  Can you?  And what other differences can you spot between this map and the village that we know today?  Let me know in the comments below!