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Sittingbourne, Kent

Sittingbourne, Kent

Draughtsman: [unattributed]

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1797

Shelfmark: OSD 113

Item number: 27B

Length: 43

Width: 30

Genre: Map

Map scale ratio: 6" : Mile (1 : 10560)

This plan, showing the area around Sittingbourne in Kent, is drawn on rectangular sheet lines and enclosed by a black border. Fields are coloured brown where cultivated, and green or blank if untilled. Stonework buildings or structures are drawn in red ink at major settlements like Milton and Sittingbourne, at the centre top of the plan. Infilled or blocked areas of black or sepia ink depict structures or buildings made from impermanent materials such as wood. Corrections have been made on this plan and it is likely that the red-ink numerical annotations of altitude are measured rather than estimated or sketched.

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