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Swindon 9

Swindon 9

Draughtsman: [Stanley, William]

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1818

Shelfmark: OSD 166

Item number: 9

Length: 38

Width: 25

Genre: Map

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

The author of this drawing, William Stanley, was listed as a 'first class' Military draughtsman and surveyor at the Tower of London Drawing Room. His elaborate hill shading technique for describing relief and the attention he pays to communications routes reinforce the military emphasis of these maps. Archaeological details are documented even though this did not become obligatory until 1816. The iron-age hillfort at Barbury Castle is described, along with numerous barrows and earthworks.

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