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NOTES from POTTS'S MAP of CANALS etc in ENGLAND AND WALES, 1809

FA2001.186.2  
These notes, relevant to Hampshire, are taken from a map of Canals and Navigable Rivers in England and Wales, published in Potts' New Gazetteer, by Scatcherd and Letterman, Ave Maria Lane, London, 1809. The map studied is in the Map Collection, Hampshire CC Museums Service, item HMCMS:FA2001.186.2
map type: HantsMap & Potts 1809
The gazetteer in the Map Collection appears to be a ?second edition, published by F C and J Rivington, London, 1810.

MAP FEATURES

Remember that these notes are strongly biased toward Hampshire interest.

The basic features of the map are very like those of its companion map in the gazetteer, a New Map of England and Wales:-
see:- POTTS1.txt

title    
map maker    
publisher    

Printed upper right is:-
CANALS and NAVIGABLE RIVERS in ENGLAND AND WALES, Engraved for POTTS' NEW GAZETTEER.
Published Novr. 1st. 1809. for Scatcherd and Letterman Ave Maria Lane. and the other proprietors.

table of symbols    
Printed below the title, upper right, is a table of symbols particular for this map:-
EXPLANATION
Canals ... [wiggly lin]
Rivers which are only described as far as they are navigable ... [double line]

rivers    
Rivers are shown by a double wiggly line if they are navigable. In practice the tapering line becomes a single line. Most are labelled, eg:-
Itching R.

canals    
Canals are shown by a bold wiggly line, labelled, eg:-
Andover C.


Hampshire Waterways

image snip from map

The navigable waterways shown in Hampshire are:-
Basingstoke Canal    
Basingstoke Can.
Drawn with its bendy contour route east from Basingstoke, passing near Odiham, looping to the north, ... joining the Wey just before it reaches the Thames, whence London.
The branch to Stratfield Turgis is shown; though it was never cut.

Andover Canal    
Andover C.
Drawn south from Andover, passing by Stockbridge, to Southampton Water at Redbridge.

Salisbury Canal    
Salisbury C.
Drawn due east from Salisbury to join the Andover Canal. This canal was never finished.

Itchen Navigation    
Itching R.
Shown as navigable from Southampton Water, by Southampton, to Winchester, with a couple of 'cuts'.


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HantsMap Notes -- POTTS2.txt
MN: 17.7.2002
last edit: 18.7.2002