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Draughtsman: Hyett, William

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1804

Shelfmark: OSD 147

Item number: 9

Length: 42

Width: 29

Genre: Map

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

The prehistoric Icknield Way runs from just left of Hitchin at the bottom of this plan to Royston at the top right. Earthworks and Roman roads are described, as is the New Inn near Caldecote. Inns provided important stopping points for food, accommodation, and a change of horse. The River Cam which rises near Ashwell depicted in blue.

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