Trees, Woods, ForestsSaxton's Hampshire 1575
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Saxton's map of Hampshire shows definite groups of
trees indicating forests, which are mostly named.
Undergrowth is also shown by little bushes. The
forests mostly correspond to the great hunting preserves
declared as royal forests; but not all. Trees are also drawn
in parks. The forests on Saxton's map are listed below.|
We have not attempted to explore the relationships of all groups of trees on the map with woods today.
The version of Saxton's map in the Hampshire collection has ill-engraved additions to the plate. One of these is the Sheereoke marking the meeting of shire boundaries of Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire.
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'modern' name (parish; ngr) = old name if given
|Alice Holt Forest (Binsted parish; SU8042) = Alisholt forest|
|Buckholt Forest = Buckholt forest|
|Chute Forest = Chute hamshire forest|
|East Bere Forest? = forest of Est Bere, The|
|Harewood Forest (Longparish parish; SU4044)|
|New Forest = New forest, The|
|Pamber Forest (Pamber parish; SU6161) = Pamber forest|
|Shire Oak (Fordingbridge parish) = Sheere oke|
|Sutton Beech Wood (Bishops Sutton parish; SU6233)|
|Waltham Forest = Waltham forest|
|West Bere Forest = West Bere forest|
|Woolmer Forest (Whitehill parish; SU8032) = Wulmere forest|
Coleburn, Phil; Court, Nicky; Howe, Johnathon: 1995 (2nd edn):
Ancient Woodland: Hampshire County Council (Planning Dept)::
ISBN 01 85975 046 X|
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