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Bridgewater

Bridgewater

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1802

Shelfmark: OSD 43 pt. 2

Item number: 17

Genre: Map

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

This drawing covers the coastal area of Burnham on Sea. A careful study has been made of the coastline, noting sand banks and low watermarks and a lighthouse at Burnham. Faint pencil lines radiate from a mark near Westonzoyland. This shows the point from which angular measurements were taken to plot topographical features. The drawing is unfinished, roads and settlements in the lower half being left unnamed. Attention given to the accurate delineation of the road network sets these maps apart from earlier county plans and is a further reflection of the serious military emphasis of the Survey as a whole.

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