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Surveyor: [Searle, Richard]

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1806

Shelfmark: OSD 45 pt.2

Item number: 5

Length: 30

Width: 25

Genre: Map

Map scale ratio: 3'' : 1 Mile (1: 21120)

The dark brushwork used by the draughtsman to describe relief makes the place names and details of this drawing hard to read. The word 'flag' appears in several place, most clearly at Yarcombe Hill at the top of the drawing. This denotes a trigonometrical station, a location from which the surveyor took angular measurements in order to plot features of the landscape. Two ancient earthworks are marked by concentric shapes and dark shading at Stockland Hill and Membury. A yellow pecked line indicates the boundary between Devon and Dorset.

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