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Kingsclere

Kingsclere

Draughtsman: [Budgen, Charles]

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1808

Shelfmark: OSD 79

Item number: 1

Length: 28

Width: 29

Genre: Map

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

There were no definitive guidelines in the early 1800s for recording relief, so each draughtsman differs in his representation. Contour lines were not introduced until 1839-40. Here, Budgen uses dense clusters of short, dark strokes ('hachures') to indicate relief. Although the recording of archaeological sites did not become obligatory until 1816, he also illustrates a Roman road, running diagonally upwards from the lower left of the map, noting its local name: 'Devil's Bank'.

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