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Merston, Kent

Merston, Kent

Draughtsman: [unattributed]

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1797

Shelfmark: OSD 112

Item number: 27B

Length: 43

Width: 30

Genre: Map

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

This map is drawn on rectangular sheet lines, enclosed by a black border. Fields are coloured brown where cultivated, and green or blank if untilled. Stonework buildings or structures are drawn in red ink at the major settlement of Faversham, in the centre of the plan. Infilled or blocked areas of black or sepia ink depict structures or buildings made from more impermanent materials such as wood. The altitudes ('spot heights'), noted in red-ink figures, are plotted rather than estimated or sketched. Ruled pencil rays intersect across the map, evidence of measurements taken by the surveyor between fixed triangulation points.

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