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Bentworth

Bentworth

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1808

Shelfmark: OSD 123

Item number: 8

Length: 23

Width: 19

Genre: Map

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

This is a rough plot, or field sketch, of the chalk hills to the south of Basingstoke, part of Hampshire's North Downs. Buildings appear infilled and blocked in red ink at the settlements of Bighton and Chawton, at the bottom of the plan, and in black ink, at Bentworth, above Chawton. The map is drawn on an irregularly cut sheet that is pieced together with detail extending over the joins. The paper carries the watermark '1794.'

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