Rivers

Drayton's Hampshire 1613

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Rivers Rivers on Drayton's map of Hampshire and Dorset are drawn as grossly broad wiggly lines. Form lines emphasize their meaning. The major rivers are included, each with a naked nymph of the stream bathing in its waters. The rivers are named:-

Stowre, ie the Stour

Avon

Test

Itchin, ie the Itchen

Hamble

Tychfelde river, ie the Meon
Other rivers are shown, but have neither nymph nor name. (A couple of tributaries in Dorset have a small nymph bathing at the head, pouring out the stream from a jar.) The other rivers can be identified:-
  • Moors River, off the Stour
  • Danes Stream
  • Avon Water
  • Lymington River
  • Beaulieu River
  • Bartley Water, off the Test
  • River Blackwater, off the Test
  • Wallop Brook, off the Test
  • Park Stream, branch of the Test
  • Somborne Stream, off the Test
  • Southampton Water
  • River Alre, off the Itchen
  • Wallington River, off Portsmouth Harbour
  • Ports Creek, from Portsmouth to Langstone Harbour
  • Great Salterns Lake, off Langstone Harbour
  • River Ems


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