Dummer 1698 heading
Edited by Jean and Martin Norgate: 2002
A special item in the Map Collection of Hampshire CC Museums Service, one of nine manuscript copies of a report made to the Admiralty assessing the potential for improvement of a dozen and a half harbours along the south coast of England.

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Title, Address and Orders: Four text pages; includes the extent of the survey.
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Rye, East Sussex: Text and chart for Rye and the mouth of River Rother in Rye Bay, and extending west to Winchelsea and inland to Appledore.
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Pevensey, East Sussex: Text and chart for Pevensey and the mouth of Pevensey Haven, at Pevensey Bay.
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Cuckmere Haven, East Sussex: Text and chart for mouth of the Cuckmere River, and inland to beyond Westdean.
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Newhaven, East Sussex: Text and chart for the River Ouse at Newhaven.
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Shoreham, West Sussex: Text and chart for the River Adur at Shoreham, and inland to Bramber.
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Arundel, West Sussex: Text and chart for Arundel down to the mouth of the River Arun at Littlehampton.
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Portsmouth, Hampshire and Chichester, West Sussex: Text only about the coast from Chichester Harbour to the Solent.
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Southampton &c., Hampshire: Text about Southampton Water.
The chart shows Southampton Water and the Solent, the coast from Hurst Castle to Hill Head, including Burseldon, Beaulieu and Lymington; also the coast of the Isle of Wight from Cowes to the Needles.
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Burseldon, Hampshire: Text and chart for Bursledon down to the mouth of the River Hamble running into Southampton Water.
The text also mentions Cowes on the River Medina.
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Beauley, Hampshire: Text and chart for Beaulieu down to the mouth of the Beaulieu River running into the Solent.
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Lymington, Hampshire: Text and chart for Lymington to Jack in the Basket in the Solent, at the mouth of the Lymington River.
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Christchurch, Dorset: Text and chart for Christchurch Harbour, also the Rivers Avon and Stour.
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Poole and Purbeck, Dorset: Text and chart for Poole, the River Frome and Poole Harbour.
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Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, Dorset: Text and chart for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis at the mouth of the River Wey, including Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour.
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Exmouth, Devon: Text and chart of the mouth of the River Exe, including Starcross, Exmouth and Orcombe Rocks.
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Dartmouth, Devon: Text and chart for Dartmouth, inland along the River Dart to Dittesham, and out to Mew Stone off the coast.
The text also mentions Plymouth.
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Fowey, Cornwall: Text and chart for Fowey and the mouth of the River Fowey.
The text also mentions Plymouth.
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Falmouth and Helford, Cornwall: Text and chart for Falmouth and the Carrick Roads, inland on the River Fal beyond the confluence with the River Truro.
The text also describes Helford.
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Summary: Two text pages.


Harbour locations

Historical context
notes by Adrian Webb

Chart of The Solent by Greenvile Collins, 1693

The south coast, Robert Morden 1695.

Text page transcriptions

Museum inventory notes and chart transcriptions

Chart features for Hampshire ports (and Christchurch)

© Jean and Martin Norgate: 2002
with information courtesy of Hampshire CC Museums Service
images © Jean Norgate: 2001