miscellanyBowen's Hampshire 1720
These items do not all appear within Hampshire.|
A polygonal artillery fort is drawn pl.73 mile 69 a Fort guarding the bridge over Ports Creek, the entrance to Portsea Island.
Wind and water mills are shown. Windmills are post mills eg pl.73 mile 61 Chalton Windmill. not all are named. A watermill is drawn at pl.130 mile 3 (from Southampton) a Mill. And a small building pl.129 mile 43+ on the Wey is a Paper Mill.
A school at Alton is noted pl.129 mile 49 Free School; this is probably Eggars School.
A cross is drawn by the road pl.263 mile 93.5. This is Picket Post?
At Bluck on ye Heath, pl.130 mile 10 is an upright post symbol just labelled Post.
Caterns grove ie grave is marked.
Inns are not generally mentioned, perhaps just taken for granted, but the turning to Skippods Inn is labelled.
Popham Beacons, three tumuli, not the beacon, are drawn pl.135 mile 58+
The antiquity is at pl.78 mile 83 Stonehenge in Wiltshire. Drawn as a circle of stones, plus a central stone and an outlier on the east.
A beacon might be marked, there are no examples in Hampshire. The beacon might be drawn as a post with ladders up both sides, and a fire basket hanging from a bracket; eg pl.96 mile 46 Longdon~ Beaconin Sussex.
Alongside the road in Wiltshire west of Salisbury, pl.62 mile 87 onwards, are upright post symbols. At mile 87+ is a bigger symbol labelled ye Stand. This becomes clear when you reach mile 91 The Race. The posts belong to the race course by the road just here.
A blacksmith is noted, pl.96 mile 46 a Smith Shop with a building, in Sussex. Smithies cannot have been uncommon and are not much noticed, perhaps this one is important because there is a lack of villages on this stretch of road.
Brick kilns are shown pl.96 mile 39, in Surrey.
island: There is an example of islands in a river on the Thames by Brentford, pl.60 mile 9-10, outwith Hampshire.
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