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Penshurst (Kent)

Penshurst (Kent)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1799

Shelfmark: OSD 100 pt. 1

Item number: 5

Length: 75.4-00-00 00:00:00

Width: 54.1-00-00 00:00:00

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Map

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

Drawing showing the area to the west of Penshurst in Kent. The lack of hill sketching suggests this is an intermediate version rather than a completed drawing. Woodland is indicated by meticulous renderings of individual trees. Stone walls, indicated in red ink, mark field boundaries. A pest house ("Pest Ho") is noted to the left of Sevenoaks Common. The pest house provided shelter for people afflicted by plague and other infectious diseases at a safe distance from the densely populated town.

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