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Banbury 3

Banbury 3

Draughtsman: Stevens, Henry

Medium: Pencil and ink on paper

Date: 1811

Shelfmark: OSD 225

Item number: 3

Length: 32

Width: 31

Genre: Map

Map scale ratio: 2 '' : 1 Mile (1 : 31680)

This plan of part of Oxfordshire features Nadbury Camp at the top left. An iron-age hill fort, the camp overlooks the site of the Battle of Edgehill, fought in 1642 during the English Civil War. Tollgates and turnpikes appear on all major roads in the region. The earliest of these was established in the 17th century, using tolls to pay for the upkeep of the road network.

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