coast line

Norden's Hampshire 1595

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Coast line The county of Hampshire is bounded on the south by the sea. This boundary does not change much with changes of local or national politics! but it is subject to change by nature. Rivers, the sea, and winds change the shape of the land; sometimes slowly, sometimes suddenly and dramatically.

If the coast shown by Norden's map is studied closely and compared with earlier and later mapping you can see differences; some are easy to spot. But, bear in mind the questions how accurate was the cartographer of each map, just what line was bein g plotted as the coast, how good was the surveying? Don't jump to conclusions too rapidly.

The coast line is emphasised by shading. Foreshore areas of mudflats or shingle are shown pecked, and
is labelled off Hayling. Only:-
Titchfeilde ha
Hamble ha
are explicitly labelled as harbours, and:-
black cliffe
Hengistbury head
as coastal features.

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