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Chipping Sodbury

Chipping Sodbury

Draughtsman: Crocker, Edmund

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1816

Shelfmark: OSD 170 (PT1)

Item number: 9

Length: 32

Width: 30

Genre: Map

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

The Avon barracks and battery are documented at the mouth of the River Severn, at the top of the map, protecting the Bristol Channel. Gravemounds ('Tumuli'), hill forts, ancient camps and antiquities are distinguished by the use of gothic lettering. The recording of archaeological details became obligatory in 1816. Quarries, kilns, mills, brickyards and pits dominate this industrial region of the West Midlands. According to a note in the Ordnance Survey Day Books, held in the National Archives, a one inch-to-the-mile reduction of this plan was delivered to Captain Gossett for engraving in the Drawing Office at the Tower of London in March 1830.

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