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Sutton Coldfield

Sutton Coldfield

Draughtsman: Dawson, Robert

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1817

Shelfmark: OSD 257

Item number: 24

Length: 45

Width: 31

Genre: Map

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

This drawing of the area north-east of Birmingham was executed by Robert Dawson, who used different shades of green to distinguish land uses. Sutton Coldfield is depicted at lower right. Now a residential suburb of Birmingham, it was originally a market town with Sutton Park. The 970-hectare site was a private estate and one of Henry VIII's favourite hunting grounds. Areas of woodland, heathland and wetland make up the landscape of the park.

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