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NOTES from BURROW'S ROAD BOOK, ON THE ROAD, 1920s

These notes are made from a copy of:-
: 1920=1929 (?): On the Road & Dunlop Pictorial Road Plans: Burrow, E J and Co (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and London): vol.2 (SW England)

Detail notes are made for Hampshire roads only. The copy of the road book studied is in a private collection.
map type: HantsMap & Burrow 1920s

COVER TITLE

The cover has a picture of a signpost, and inscription:-
ON THE ROAD / LONDON - PORTSMOUTH, / LONDON - CHICHESTER, / (AND BOGNOR) / LONDON - SOUTHAMPTON, / LONDON - BOURNEMOUTH, / LONDON - WEYMOUTH, / LONDON - EXETER, / VOLUME II / The / DUNLOP / PICTORIAL ROAD PLANS

TITLE and CONTENTS

The title page also lists the road book contents, and has a key map of south and west England showing the routes described in the volume:-
Second Edition / 'On the Road' / THE / DUNLOP / PICTORIAL ROAD PLANS / VOLUME II / LONDON - PORTSMOUTH (71 miles) page 21 / LONDON - CHICHESTER (61 miles) page 41 / (and BOGNOR) / LONDON - SOUTHAMPTON (75 miles) page 51 / LONDON - BOURNEMOUTH (102 miles) page 71 / LONDON - WEYMOUTH (128 miles) page 78 / LONDON - EXETER (168 miles) ... page 95 / ED. J. BURROW & CO. LIMITED / 43, 45 and 47 KINGSWAY, LONDON / For list of other Volumes in the Series, see page 52. / ...
The advertisement on p.52 lists the other road books:-
'ON THE ROAD' / HANDBOOKS / THE DUNLOP PICTORIAL ROAD PLANS / THE GREATEST MOTORING NOVELTY OF THE AGE. / (Uniform in style with this Volume.) / (For Key Map of Routes see page 56.)
The roads described in each volume have been actually visited, each volume contains approximately 200 small roadside sketches showing interesting landmarks, rivers, bridges, altitudes and directions. A key map of the route is included, also street plans of large cities and towns.
Volume 1 is SE England; 2, S and W England; 3, W England and S Wales; 4, N Wales; 5, Lakes and Glasgow; 6, N England; 7, Esat Anglia etc. There is a seprate series for Scotland.
Page 56 has a key map showing all the routes over England, Wales and south Scotland.

PREFACE

Page 3 has an explanation:-
HOW TO USE 'ON THE ROAD' By ED. J. BURROW, F.R.G.S.
'On the Road' is - as its subtitle implies - a Pictorial Road Plan.
The idea is not essentially new, for in the old coaching days of the Georges 'Strip' maps of this kind were in constant use. But the little pictures of places and things on the road are a novel feature, which will help the road-user to recognise and appreciate many pleasant and interesting details he might otherwise pass without knowing - or, at least, without knowing anything about them.
The few lines of description under each littel picture form a condensed guide-book giving, as they do, just the salient interest of the sketch, which he who runs - or drives - may read! The maps read onward from the bottom of the page to the top.
The mile stones are clearly marked, at a scale of about 10 miles to each page, and the small figures at various points thus '342' give the road heights in feet above sea-level. From these figures you will be able to trace if the road is level or hilly.
Just a word relating to our advertisers. The advertisement pages are so placed that the motorist will find many useful addresses given opposite the section of road on which they are situated.
Finally, we ask the user of this interesting little book to make full use of the offer set forth on page 3 of the cover by the Dunlop Touring Service Bureau - which is at the service of all road-users, absolutely free of charge.
Page 3 of the cover is the inside back cover:-
At your Service!
THE DUNLOP TOURING BUREAU
Before going on the road have your route mapped out for you free of charge. You will have the satisfaction of knowing all there is to know, as to the best roads and places to visit, to ensure that your tour will be a success.
The Bureau will outline your HOLIDAY TOUR on a MAP and supply a detailed INTINERARY neatly printed on handy sheets measuring 4[ins] x 8[ins], bound in a serviceable cover ready for instant use. Prominent landmarks are mentioned and turnings indicated where necessary, while all features of interest en route are given. List of reference books is also included.
BUSINESS JOURNEYS are planned showing short cuts avoiding busy centres and the map furnished shows DIFFICULT places in red and good roads in blue accorindg to UP-TO-DATE information always at the disposal of the Bureau.
The Dunlop Touring Service 43 KINGSWAY - LONDON, W.C.2. (Close to Bush House)

HAMPSHIRE ROADS

Of the six routes in volume 2 there are several stretches of roads across Hampshire:-
button Route diagram: BUR1RTE.txt
London to Portsmouth    
pp.21, 25, 27, 31, 33, 35, 37.
London; through Kingston on Thames, Guildford, Godalming, Surrey; then Liphook, Petersfield, Horndean, Cosham to Portsmouth, Hampshire.
p.33     through Hindhead, Surrey; past Liphook, Hampshire. Miles 37-48.

p.35     through Petersfield, Hampshire. Miles 48-59.

p.37     through Horndea and Cosham, to Portsmouth, Hampshire. Miles 60-71.

pp.38-39     Portsmouth town plan.


London to Chichester and Bognor    
pp.41, 43, 45, 49
London; through Guildford and Haslemere, Surrey; then Midhurst to Chichester, West Sussex; on to Bognor, West Sussex.

London to Southampton    
pp.51, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61, 63, 67.
London; through Staines, Middlesex; then Bagshot, Surrey; through Basingstoke, and Winchester, to Southampton, Hampshire.
p.57     Bagshot, Surrey; through Balckwater, to Hartford Bridge, Hampshire. Miles 27-36.

p.59     through Hartley Row, to Basingstoke, Hampshire. Miles 36-45.

p.61     Basingstoke, pass near North Waltham, Hampshire. Miles 46-53.

p.63     through Kings Worthy to Winchester, Hampshire. Miles 53-63.

pp.64-65     Winchester town plan.

p.67.     Winchester, through Otterbourne, to Southampton, Hampshire. Miles 63-75.

pp.68-69     Southampton town plan.


London to Bournemouth    
pp.71, 73, 74, 75
Winchester as before; to Romsey and Lyndhurst, Hampshire; then Christchurch to Bournemouth, Dorset.
p.71     Winchester to Romsey, Hampshire. Miles 63-73.

p.73     Romsey to Lyndhurst, Hampshire. Miles 73-83.

p.74     Lyndhurst to Hinton Admiral, Hampshire. Miles 83-93.

p.75     Hinton Admiral, Hampshire; to Christchurch, then Bournemouth, Dorset. Miles 93-102.


London to Weymouth    
pp.78, 79, 81, 84, 85, 87, 89, 91
Basingstoke as before, to Stockbridge, Hampshire; then Lopcombe Corner, and Salisbury, Wiltshire; to Blandford, Dorchester, and Weymouth, Dorset.
p.78     Basingstoke to Sutton Scotney, Hampshire. Miles 46-59.

p.79     Sutton Scotney to Stockbridge, Hampshire. Miles 59-67.

p.81     Stockbridge, Hampshire; through Lopcombe Corner to Salisbury, Wiltshire. Miles 67-81.


London to Exeter    
pp.95, 96, 97, 99, 101, 102, 103, 105, 107, 109, 111, 113
Basingstoke as before, through Whitchurch and Andover, Hampshire; to Salisbury, Wiltshire; then Shaftesbury, and Sherborne, Dorset; Yeovil, and Crewkerne, Somerset; then Chard, and Honiton, to Exeter, Devon.
p.95     Basingstoke to Whitchurch, Hampshire. Miles 46-57.

p.97     Whitchurch, through Andover to Middle Wallop, Hampshire. Miles 57-69.

p.99     Middle Wallop, Hampshire; through Lopcombe Corner, to Salisbury, Wiltshire. Miles 69-80.



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button source item -- private collection (9_97) -- strip map (p.97)

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HantsMap Notes -- BURROW1.txt
MN: 27.12.2000
last edit: 2.1.2001