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The plat of Romney Marsh, Describing as well the Common Watercourses, with Their Heads, Armes, Pinocks, Bridges, and Principal Gutt

The plat of Romney Marsh, Describing as well the Common Watercourses, with Their Heads, Armes, Pinocks, Bridges, and Principal Gutt

Cartographer: Unknown

Medium: Ink and tempera on parchment

Date: 1592

Shelfmark: Cotton Augustus I.i

Item number: f.24

Length: 50.5

Width: 87

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Plan

This is a plan of Romney marsh, north of the Rhee Wall dating from around 1592. also describing the common watercourses with their heads, armes, pinocks, bridges and principall gutt, also the high (can't read) and lanes within the same shewing likewise thee true places of the parish churches, dwelling-hou. It shows the communication routes of high ways and lanes and the location of parish churches. Common watercourses are indicated, along with the location of their heads. Romney marsh is one of the largest areas of coastal marshland in England. Due to its nature as wet land adequate drainage of the area is a consideration, reflected by the attention given to water courses here. This map is a derivative of a drainage map attributed to Thomas Langdon.

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