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Dorchester 7

Dorchester 7

Draughtsman: [Budgen, Charles]

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1805

Shelfmark: OSD 57

Item number: 7

Length: 42

Width: 29

Genre: Map

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

This drawing is very worn with some areas missing. The Ordnance Survey Letter Book notes that Mr Budgen was to be at Dorchester "on a new piece of work on the 29th Day of this Month", allowing us to be fairly certain of the authorship of this drawing. Maiden Castle - at 47 acres the largest iron age hillfort in Europe - is marked in the bottom left. The lines describing it follow the actual shape of the earthworks.

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