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Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1808

Shelfmark: OSD 78

Item number: 7

Length: 41

Width: 28

Genre: Map

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

This drawing describes the borders of the counties of Berkshire, Hampshire and Wiltshire. Their boundaries are marked by red pecked lines, as a note at the base of the drawing explains. The draughtsman has detailed the star-shaped path formation of Savernake Forest, a great royal hunting forest, and recorded the Roman road between Marton and Titcombe. Chisbury, an iron-age hillfort, is marked by concentric rings to the right of Savernake Forest, although the recording of archaeological features did not become obligatory until 1816. To the left of Shalbourne, a windmill is shown in elevation.

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