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NOTES from LEWIS'S ELECTORAL MAP of HAMPSHIRE

FA2000.30.77  
These notes are taken from the electoral map of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight drawn by R Creighton, engraved by J and C Walker, published by Samuel Lewis and Co, 87 Aldersgate Street, London, 1835. The map studied is in the Map Collection, Hampshire CC Museums Service, item FA2000.30.77.
map type: HantsMap & Lewis 1835
The map size is:- wxh, sheet = 25x32cm; wxh, map = 179x249 mm.

Atlas Title Page

The map was published as plate LXXVII in vol.5, a supplementary volume to the 3rd edition of:-
A TOPOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF ENGLAND. ... Third Edition. WITH A SUPPLEMENTARY VOLUME, COMPROMISING A REPRESENTATIVE HISTORY OF ENGLAND, WITH PLANS DESCRIBING THE ELECTORAL DIVISIONS OF THE SEVERAL COUNTIES, AND THE FORMER AND PRESENT BOUNDARIES OF THE CITIES AND BOROUGHS. BY SAMUEL LEWIS. IN FIVE VOLUMES. ... LONDON: PUBLISHED BY S. LEWIS AND CO., 87, ALDERSGATE STREET. M.DCCC.XXXV

MAP FEATURES

fancy border    
The border of the map is engraved in an 'air twist' pattern, reminiscent of machine turning popular in the 19th century; the corners are squares with a flower.

title    
Printed upper left is:-
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HAMPSHIRE & ISLE OF WIGHT
Printed top right is the plate number:-
LXXVII.

orientation    
compass rose    
up is N    

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Printed upper right is a compass rose; no circle, star points for cardinal and half cardinal directions, lines for the false points, North marked by a fleur de lys. The map is printed with North at the top of the page.

scale    
scale line    

Printed lower right is a:-
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Scale of Miles
chequered and labelled at 1 mile intervals. The 7 miles = 52.9 mm giving a scale 1 to 212957; the map scale is about:-
1 to 210000
3 miles to 1 inch

map maker    
engraver    

Printed at the bottom is:-
Drawn by R. Creighton Engraved by J. & C. Walker

table of symbols    
electoral data    

Printed lower left is an:-
EXPLANATION
Boundary of County ... [dash dot line, tinted pink]
Do. ... of Electoral Division ... [dashed line, tinted green]
Do. of Hundreds ... [fine dotted line]
Places of Election ... [square, tinted blue]
Polling Places ... [maltese cross]
Borough Towns to return 2 Members ... [double circle, inner tinted red]
Do. ... Do. ... 1 Do. ... [single circle, tinted red]

sea area    
sea plain    

The sea is plain. No sea areas are labelled.

coast line    
The coast drawn by a line. No coastal features are noticed.

rivers    
Rivers are not shown except by the shape of their estuary.

relief    
Relief is not indicated.

woods    
forests    

Woodland is not indicated, except for the area label:-
The New Forest

county    
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The county boundary is a dash dot line tinted pink, or pinkish red. The map includes Hampshire with the Christchurch area that is now in Dorset, and the Isle of Wight. The detached part of Hampshire is Sussex is not shown. Adjacent counties are not labelled.

hundreds    
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The hundred boundaries are fine dotted lines. The hundred areas are labelled, eg:-
Odiham Hundred
Labelling is missing in some detached parts of hundreds, otherwise the part is labelled just as the hundred itself. There are occasional boundary errors; the boundary between Overton and part of Chutely hundreds is missing, a boundary is drawn dividing Holdshott into two. The hundred's 'shapes' have not been checked.

settlements    
Not many settlements are shown; city, towns, and a very few villages. Except where marked by an electoral data symbol they are marked by a small cluster of blocks or just a cross.
city    
town    
electoral data symbol; labelled in upright block caps, eg:-
WINCHESTER
LYMINGTON

town     cluster of blocks; labelled in upright lowercase text, eg:-
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Alton
Basingstoke

village     cross (+) or nothing except the label; labelled in italic lowercase text, eg:-
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Bramley
Hawkley


roads    
A basic network of roads is drawn by double lines.

electoral data    
The purpose of the map is to show the electoral arrangements for the county which came into force after the first Parliamentary reforms, the Reform Act 1832. (The related plans of boroughs in the Lewis's atlas presumably show the results of the Municipal Reform Act 1835.)
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Hampshire is split into two divisions; the boundary is drawn by a dashed line tinted green, the areas labelled:-
NORTHERN DIVISION
SOUTHERN DIVISION

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Each division has a place of election, marked by a blue tinted square. As each is also a borough the square has superimposed circles, see below. The places of election are:-
WINCHESTER [N]
SOUTHAMPTON [S]

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Polling places are marked by a maltese cross alongside the town, which might be a city, borough or other town with the pertinent symbol.

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Andover returning 2 members;
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Petersfield returning 1 member to Parliament.

The significant places in the county are tabulated below:-


ELECTORAL PLACES

               
place   division members   polling place   place of election
               
Alton   N     polling place    
ANDOVER   N 2 members   polling place    
Basingstoke   N     polling place    
Christchurch   S 1 member   polling place    
Fareham   S     polling place    
Kingsclere   N     polling place    
LYMINGTON   S 2 members   polling place    
Odiham   N     polling place    
PETERSFIELD   N 1 member   polling place    
PORTSMOUTH   S 2 members   polling place    
SOUTHAMPTON   S 2 members   polling place   place of election
WINCHESTER   N 2 members   polling place   place of election

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MN: 15.6.2002
last edit: 17.6.2002