roadsPaterson's Hampshire 1785-93
roads: Roads are the reason for these maps, but the route
being drawn is less prominent than in earlier road books. The road
is surrounded by more detail of the countryside. The route for
each strip is the familiar double line PLUS a dotted line down
the centre to mark its importance (eg: vol.1 p.33 mile 69). Lesser
roads are just a double line, narrower.|
Some side turnings are labelled with their destination and the
plate where the route is described, (eg: vol.1 p.37 mile 48):-
to Gosport p.68Some other turnings just indicate the destination of the side road.
Occasionally a route might have alternatives. For example there
are two ways shown, on the one page, of getting from Alresford
to Southampton. Crossing the Itchen makes the difference; one
route crosses at Winchester, the other goes through Twyford and
crosses at Highbridge (eg: vol.1 pp.43/44).|
Another example is the two routes from Salisbury to Southampton (vol.2 pp.23/24). One route crosses the Test at Redbridge; the other at Romsey. The distances on the latter route are given from Salisbury to Romsey, 0 to 15 miles, and from Southampton to Romsey, 0 to 8 miles, counted the other way.
A very few roads are named, (eg: vol.2 p.23 mile 11):-
road distances & distances from London & up is forward:
Distances along the routes are marked by a dot every mile, labelled
with the distance from London (eg: vol.1 p.33 mile 67). Or
labelled with the distance from the start of the route for
Distances from place to place are listed, for stages along a route, in the page header, thus on p.31/32 is (eg: vol.1 p.31 header):-
Guildford 6, Godalming 4, Lippock 13, Petersfield 8.Guildford 4 miles from the last place innthe list on p.29/30, which was Ripley, Guildford to Godalming 4 miles, Godalming to Liphook 13, Liphook to Petersfield 8 miles.
The text itineraries also tabulate distances from place to place; do remember to read these itineraries from the bottom up (eg: vol.2 p.76) includes:-
... / Knightsbridge / 3 1/2 / Kingsclere / 9 1/4 / Basingstoke / ...
Ogilby's influence on Paterson's roads.|
Road diagram derived from maps and itineraries.|
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