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Lewes

Lewes

Draughtsman: [Budgen, Thomas]

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1797

Shelfmark: OSD 93 (PT3)

Item number: 2

Genre: Map

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

This plan of the South Downs coastline runs from Kingston by Sea at the bottom left to Telscombe at the bottom right. The vulnerable south coast was heavily defended against invasion. Barracks are recorded at New Shoreham and Lewes, with a series of batteries at Brighthelmston. The draughtsman also documented Anglo-Saxon defensive mounds at Poor Man's Wall and the Devil's Dyke, even though the recording of archaeological details did not become obligatory until 1816.

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