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Wincanton

Wincanton

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1808

Shelfmark: OSD 51

Item number: 7

Length: 37

Width: 27

Scale: Inches

Genre: Map

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

This drawing is rich in archaeological sites, the most notable being Cadbury Castle, which, according to legend, is the Camelot of Arthurian myth. It is marked by several concentric rings inside a band of dense shading, smudged at the top, indicating a steep mound. It was not until 1839-40 that contour lines were introduced into Ordnance Survey drawings, and so the two large blank areas on the map represent low fluvial tracts. Red pecked lines denote the boundaries between Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire

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