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Barsetshire Maps

Of Framley Parsonage I need only further say, that as I wrote it I became more closely than ever acquainted with the new shire which I had added to the English counties. I had it all in my mind,—its roads and railroads, its towns and parishes, its members of Parliament, and the different hunts which rode over it. I knew all the great lords and their castles, the squires and their parks, the rectors and their churches. This was the fourth novel of which I had placed the scene in Barsetshire, and as I wrote it I made a map of the dear county. Throughout these stories there has been no name given to a fictitious site which does not represent to me a spot of which I know all the accessories, as though I had lived and wandered there.

An Autobiography, Anthony Trollope

The following are some of the versions that Trollopians have created based on Trollope’s original sketches of Barsetshire. (Click images to enlarge ina new window.)


Barsetshire Map from "Trollope: A Commentary" by Michael Sadleir (1927).

From “Trollope: A Commentary” by Michael Sadleir (1927).


Barsetshire Map from "The Significance of Trollope" (1925) by Spencer Van Bokkelen Nichols, painted by George F. Muendel.

From “The Significance of Trollope” (1925) by Spencer Van Bokkelen Nichols, painted by George F. Muendel.


By Lynton Lamb, included in Folio Society edition of "Barchester Towers."

By Lynton Lamb, included in Folio Society edition of “Barchester Towers.”


From Angela Thirkell's "Jutland Cottage" (1953), drawn by Maurice Weightman.

From Angela Thirkell’s “Jutland Cottage” (1953), drawn by Maurice Weightman.


Barsetshire map by C.J. Alexander (1982).

Barsetshire map by C.J. Alexander (1982).