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Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Draughtsman: Boyce

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1816

Shelfmark: OSD 265

Item number: 12

Length: 40

Width: 30

Genre: Map

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

This plan covers parts of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Rutland, with the county borders indicated by a red dotted line. Down the left of the sheet is depicted the Fosse Way, the Roman road running from Exeter to Lincoln, via Bath, Cirencester, and Leicester. The Oakham Canal is shown following the course of the River Eye at middle right. Surveyed by Benjamin Bevan and opened in 1803, this entirely man-made waterway passed many Rutland villages on its circuitous route from Melton Mowbray to Oakham.

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