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Surveyor: [Budgen, Charles]

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1805

Shelfmark: OSD 66

Item number: 7

Length: 40

Width: 31

Genre: Map

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

This drawing covers the coastline of Swanage and Studland. Reflecting the military impetus of the Ordanance Survey, a battery and signal point are marked on opposite sides of Swanage Bay. The islands and sands around Poole are recorded in detail and the various channels marked and named. There is a network of red-ink lines around Swanage. These are probably stone walls delineating field boundaries, but could also be corrections added at a later date.

On the right-hand edge of the manuscript, a note records the scale of the drawing, the date of execution and the names of the surveyors. The note is pasted on and may have been trimmed from the margins of the drawing and repositioned. A red pecked line, starting at Allam Chine on North Shore, marks the county boundary between Dorset and Hampshire.

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