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Beddlested (Kent)

Beddlested (Kent)

Draughtsman: Pink, George

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1798

Shelfmark: OSD 99W

Item number: 16

Length: 47

Width: 21

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Map

Map scale ratio: 3' : 1 Mile (1: 21120)

Drawing showing the area around Beddlested in Kent.

This sheet is made from several pieces of thin, irregularly cut paper joined together. As a result, the drawing is elongated and has a section missing. A line of dense interlining ('hachuring') along the centre of the map denotes a steep ridge. Written on the reverse of this drawing is "Rags of Kent Sketches by Geo. Pink Royal Military Surveying Draftsman 1789". This may be a retrospective inscription, as the RMSD were not formed until 1798. A Roman camp is shown in the left hand portion of the drawing. The recording of archaeological sites was not obligatory until 1816, but many draughtsmen showed their interest by recording them prior to this date.

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