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Sevenoaks (Kent) 16

Sevenoaks (Kent) 16

Draughtsman: Pink, George

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1798

Shelfmark: OSD 99E

Item number: 16

Length: 29

Width: 26

Genre: Map

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

This drawing records the field boundaries and woodland surrounding the towns of Sevenoaks and Kingsdown in Kent. Cultivated land is indicated by a striped pattern, purposely aping the furrows of actual tilled land. Precise instructions for the arrangement of these lines were given in the military manuals. For example, adjacent fields could not have stripes running in the same direction. An 'Old Roman Camp' is recorded on Ightham Common.

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