Kitchin's Hampshire 1767

roads: The road is the dominant feature of the strip maps, up the middle of each scroll. The road is drawn by a double line; continuous or dotted. The dotted lines occur over heaths etc and probably indicate an unfenced road. The line of the road shows bends and junctions with side roads. Many turnings are labelled with a destination to a nearer or further place, eg:-
to Basing
to Winchester
A junction might be labelled, eg:-
Lobcocks Corner

Where the turning is another route in the road book this is indicated, for example on plate 33 at mile 67:-
to Salisbury Pl.25
There is another example at Basingstoke where the road to Alton is labelled, to be followed on pl.91. Although the important route to Stockbridge from here, Basingstoke, is labelled, its plate number is not given.

You have to be careful following these references, the first plate of the sequence is usually given, and you have to turn on to find the bit you want.

There are useful hints in the footer printed below the map, eg (also on plate 25):-
Another Way from London to Salisbury is from Basingstoke to Stockbridge in Pl.58 & from thence to the Hutt in this Plate at 77m. The several Roads from Salisbury are shown in Plates 55, 84, 93 & 95.

Distances from London, or from the start of a cross road, are marked along the roads at one mile intervals. A dot is drawn in the road and a figure engraved by it (eg: pl.50 m.78). Furlongs are not marked on these smaller scale maps, as they were by Ogilby workiing at one inch to one mile. Distances are also listed in tables in preliminary pages and in a table in the title cartouche, (eg: pl.25):-
The ROAD from LONDON to the Lands End,
Containing from the Royal Exchange to
Bagshot ....... 29
Hartley Row ... 38
Basingstoke ... 48
Andover ....... 66 1/4
Salisbury ..... 83 3/4
road diagrams from maps of 1675 onwards.
Ogilby's influence on Kitchin's roads.

Kitchin's Hampshire 1767, contents
General index
Old Hampshire Mapped