Text, plate 30Ogilby's Hampshire 1675
The Road from LONDON to PORTSMOUTH, Com. Southampton.|
I. THe Point of Bearing S. W.
II. The Direct Horizontal Distance 65M.
III. The Vulgar Computation 60 M.
IV. The Dimensuration 73'5.
Middlesex, Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire include the whole
Road; and the Thames, Wandle, Mole, Wey and Arun are the
principal Rivers crost over; affording generally a good Sandy
Way, well frequented and accommodated.|
Forward Turnings to be avoided.
... 54'1 The Right to Steep. 56'3 The Left to Havant. 56'5 The Right to East-Mean. 59'3 The Left. 62'4 The Left to Havant. 65'0 The Left to Blendworth. 71M. The Left to Portsey-Church.
From the Standard in Cornhill, ... at the Pitch of another Desc. where you come to Hampsh. and by Bramshot on the Right, to Lippock-V. of 2 F. on the Forest of Wulmere, at 46'6.
Leaving the Forest on the Right, pass to Rake-V. on the Right, at 50'2 enter Sussex. Ascend 5 F. and at 52'4 descend to Sheet-Br. at 53'7 where crossing Arun flu. re-enter Hampsh. and 1 M. farther, arrive at Petersfield of 4 F. on the Road, an indifferent large Town with a Market on Saturdays.
Hence reiterated Asc. and Desc. by Buriton and Charleton on the Left, and Clanfield and Katerington on the Right, lead at 62'4 to Harnden-V. Where bearing to the Right thro' Bere-Forest, and over Purbeck-H. and Portsey-Down, you come ot [sic] 68'3 to Cosham-V. of 3 F. and 2 F. thence, to Portsey-Br. over an Arm of the Sea, guarded by a Fort: Where ent'ring Portsey-Isle, pass over Hilsey-Green and thro' Hilsey-V. at 70'6 to Kingston of 3F. Whence to the Right, leave Portsey-Ch. on the Left, and enter PORTSMOUTH at 73M. over 4 Draw-Br. a well Fortify'd Garrison and Sea-port, and the usual Station of the Royal Navy; 'Tis a large, well-built Town, Defended by 2 strong Castles and other Works to secure the Haven: 'Tis also a Corp. electing Parl-Men; and has 2 Mts. on Thursd. and Saturdays.
Backwards Turnings to be avoided.
I. 3 F. short of Kingston, The Left.
II. Ent'ring Ports-Down, the Left to Southweek.
III. Entering Bere-Forest, take the middle broad Way.
IV. At the End of Harnden, the Right to Blendworth and E-Mean.
V. At the bottom of Muster's-cross Hill, the Right to Buriton.
VI. 2 F. beyond Sheet-Br. the Right to Rogate.
VII. 1 M. beyond Rake, the Left to the Forest.
VIII. At the End of Lippock, the Left to the Forest.
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