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NOTES from TYMMS'S MAP of HAMPSHIRE, 1832

FA1998.128  
Notes from the map of Hampshire by Samuel Tymms, published by Nichols and Son, 25 Parliament Street, London, 1832. The map studied is in the Map Collection, Hampshire CC Museums Service, item HMCMS:FA1998.128.
map type: HantsMap & Tymms 1832
The map size is: wxh, sheet = 10.5x17cm, wxh, plate = 88x142mm, wxh, map = 77x125mm.

MAP FEATURES

title    
Printed across the upper part of the map is:-
HAMPSHIRE
in a modestly decorative typeface.

publisher    
Printed at the bottom is:-
London. Pubd. Feby. 1st. 1832 by Nichols & Son, 25 Parliament Street.

scale    
The map has no scale line. Estimating from town to town distances, using DISTTAB.exe software, gives a scale 1 to 1185895. The map scale is about:-
1 to 1200000
18.5 miles to 1 inch.

orientation    
north point    
up is N    

Printed lower right is a north point; and an E-W line, N marked by an arrow and a cross (X). The map is printed with North at the top of the page.

sea area    
sea plain    

The sea is plain; some sea areas are labelled, eg:-
ENGLISH CHANNEL
Southampton Water
Spithead

coast line    
coast form lines    
harbours    

The coast line is emphasised by one or two form lines.
Portsmouth, Langstone and other harbours can be recognised but are not labelled.

coastal defence    
castles    

Only one of the coastal defence castles is shown, labelled:-
Hurst Cas.

rivers    
Rivers are drawn by a fine wiggly line. Some rivers are labelled, eg:-
Test R.
Itching R. The River Test is shown with some tributaries; the Dun? but not the Wallop, the Bourne Rivulet and the Dever, but not the upper branch of the river through Whitchurch. The Enborne, Loddon system, Rother ... are missed.

relief    
No relief is shown by the map.

parks    
It is not clear, but a few patches of 'dotting' are probably meant to represent parks. A less doubtful example by Odiham is most likely Dogmersfield Park.

county    
The county boundary is a dashed line. Adjacent counties are labelled, eg:-
DORSET SH.
The detached part of Hampshire in Sussex is shown, labelled:-
Part of Hants.
A few places outside the county are shown for the sake of continuity of the roads: Farnham, Ludgershall, Newbury.

settlements    
distances from Southampton    

Settlements are marked by a few blocks, mostly on roads; they are differentiated by lettering style.
Numbers are given alongside the town names:-
The figures show the distances from Southampton
not from London, as is more usual.
city     group of blocks on roads; labelled in upright block caps:-
WINCHESTER

town     group of blocks on road; labelled in upright lowercase text, eg:-
Alton
Andover
The towns are the expected 21 places (Alton, Andover, Basingstoke, Bishops Waltham, Christchurh, Fareham, Fordingbridge, Gosport, Havant, Kingsclere, Lymington, New Alresford, Odiham, Petersfield, Portsmouth, Ringwood, Romsey, Southampton, Stockbridge, Whitchurch, Winchester). Only:-
Christ Church
is spelled in an older manner.

village     small group of blocks; labelled in italic lowercase text, eg:-
Weyhill
Highclere


roads    
A comprehensive network of main roads (for this scale of map) is drawn, by double lines.
Destinations of roads outwith the county are generally given, eg:-
to London
to Amesbury

canals    
Canals are not labelled, so are not very obvious, but if you know where to look it is clear that they are shown, using a bolder less wiggly line than rivers. Interpreting what is what is less certain:-
Andover Canal     clear; from Redbridge to Andover, following the Test Valley.

Salisbury Canal     clear; a straight canal from the Salisbury direction, along the Dun Valley, joining the Andover Canal.

Basingstoke Canal     clear; from Basingstoke eastward to the county boundary, with the 'loop', and the branch to Stratfield Turgis that was never cut.

Itchen Navigation     less clear; the lower part of the Itchen is drawn with two strands, one is the navigation?

Titchfield Canal     unclear; two strands of the Meon are drawn, one is the canal?



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