Text, plate 25Ogilby's Hampshire 1675
The Road from LONDON to the LANDS-END In CORNWAL.|
I. THE Point of Bearing W. by S.
II. The direct Horizontal Distance 259M.
III. The Computation 238M.
IV. The Dimensuration 300'3.
[Notice the incorrect place to place distance 20 instead of 2
from Market-Jew to Pensance.]|
[When adding the Measure column remember that the figures are in miles and furlongs and that 8 furlongs make a mile (not 10)]
The Post-Office making this one of their Principal Roads of
England, reckon to Exeter 157M. to Plymouth 201. and to Market-Jew the farthest extent of the Mail. 269M. directing to the Isle of Wight, &c. on the Left; and to Wells, Bridgewater and
Barnstaple, &c. on the Right.|
Middlesex, Surrey, Hampshire, Wiltsh. Dorsetsh. Devonsh. and Cornwall are the Counties pass'd thro' and the Brent, Thames, Loddon, Ditford, Test, Burn, Avon, Stout, Parret, Low, Foy, Vale, Cohor and Hala are the Principal Rivers crost over; affording in general a very good Road, and suitable Entertainment.
THE whole Road is Compris'd in 4 Plates, the 1st. ending at Andover in Hampsh. 2d. at Crookhorn in Somersetsh. the 3d. at Plymouth in Devonsh. and the 4th. at Senan at the Lands-End in Cornwall:
We begin with Plate the 1st. but avoid these following Turnings.
At ... 43'7 The Left acute. 52'7 The Left to Overton. 60'0 The Right to St. Maryborne.
FRom the Standard in Cornhill London, ...
... at 33 M. to Blackwater a small place with an Inn or two, and there cross Loddon flu. [sic, marked correctly Blackwater flu. on the map] Ascend a small Hill at 34 M. and descend at 37'5 till at 38 M. you pass thro' Hartley-Row; and cross Hartford-Br. over a Brook. Then by several Houses and Hartley-Ch. on the Left, and thro' Merrard-Green-V. come at 41'4 to Holsum-Br. over Ditsford flu. Proceed thro' Hook-V. at 42 M. and Newnham-V. at 43'3 and descending 6 F. at 46'4 to Basingstoke at 47'7 lying 6 F. on the Road, and on a Brook in which is good store of Trouts: 'Tis Govern'd by a Mayor Recorder, 7 Aldermen, 7 Burgesses, &c. has a great Mt. on Wednesd. for Corn, &c. and a Fair on Michaelmass-Day.
Near Basingstoke, on the other side the Brook, stood an ancient and fair Chappel (now Ruinous) Dedicated to the Holy Ghost, in the Roof of which were the Portraitures of the Prophets, Apostles and Disciples of Jesus Christ: At some distance, is Basing-House a stately Structure, belonging to the Lord St. John, which suffer'd much in the Late Wars.
Thence thro' Worting-V. at 50'4 also by Church-Oakly on the Left, at 53'1 and some Houses come at 56'4 to Setherton-V. Whence by Ash-Ch. on the Right, and Laverstoke-House on the same hand at 58'1 and on a small Asc. pass at 59'4 to Whitchurch of near 4 F. on Test flu. an ancient Mt. and Borough-Town, Govern'd by a Mayor, and choosing Burgesses for Parl. 'Tis now much decay'd, yet has 2 Fairs, viz. on October 23. and Whitson-Munday.
Hence by Charlcot-Ch. on the Left, and a Park on the Right, for a Mile together, cross a Valley at 61'5 and pass thro' Husboorn-V. Then over another Vale somewhat Woody, you come at 66 M. to Andover, an indifferent large Borough-Town extending 3 F. on the Road, and about as much transverse. 'Tis seated on a Branch of the Test, affords good Accomodation to Travellers: and elects Parl-Men; having a great Mt. on Saturd. well stor'd with all sorts of Provisions, &c. also 2 Fairs, viz. on May 1st. and November 6th.
Backwards Turnings to be avoided.
I. 4 F. beyond Setherton the Left to Reding.
II. 1'4 beyond Setherton the Right and Left acute.
III. Against Church-Oakley the Left acute.
IV. 1'7 Short of Worting the Right to Skippords-Inn.
V. 1 F. beyond Worting, the Left to Basing.
VI. 2 F. beyond Basingstoke, the Left to Basing.
VII. 2'4 Short of Newnham, the Right to Odiam.
VIII. 1'3 Short of Newnham, the Left acute.
IX. At the End of Newnham, the Left to Reding, and the Right acute.
X. 1'5 Short of Blackwater, the Right to Frimley.
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