DORSET Original Victorian County Map of Dorsetshire
Subtitled: Reduced from the Ordnance Survey Divided into 5 Mile Squares.
Size overall: 515x345mm (20.25x13.5inches).
Printing Method: Engraving.
Provenance: Edited and Published by George W. Bacon FRGS., Agent by Appointment for the Ordnance Maps, 127 Strand. London c1883.
There is a reference plate to the Parliamentary Divisions which include: Northern, Easter Southern & Western. It also shows the official names of Railway Stations which are "engraved in special character". The description may be of a later or earlier map, if you are looking for a particular street, house, farm or place, please ask us to verify its' presence before buying.
Some of the houses, farms and places of interest named on the map include:
Goddards Barn, Thorny Down Farm, Cranborne Farm, Monckton, Gussage House, Standridge, Summer House, Knoll Hill, all near Cranborne
Horton, Woodlands House, Horton Inn, Bradford Farm, Hemsworth, Badbury Rings, Hith Hall, Honey Brook Farm, Broom Hill, Fern Down, Miel, Stape Hill, Parley, Dudsbury Camp, Knowl House, Grays Farm, Lytchet Common, Bushells Mill, Canford Bottom all near Wimborne Minster
Highmoor, Rossmore, Talbot Village, Putnams, Stanleys, Long Fleet, Kings Bridge, Hamworthy, Ham Heath, Rushey Bottom, Lytchet Forest all near Poole
Decoy House, Warren House, Woodbury Hill, Abbots Court, near Bloxsworth and Bere Regis
Turners Cove, Grange Gate, White Way Dairy, Soddon Grange, Cary Heath all near Wareham
Spettisbury Farm, Lallee Farm, Long Close Farm, Higher Houghton Farm, Chettledown, Little Down, Tarrant Rawston, Pound Close, Nutford Farm, Reive H, Turnwith House, all near Blandford
Gunville House, Shroton, Hambleton Hill, Brickhouse Westhill, Maids Hole, Cribbs Farm, Walton Elm, Pentridge, Hargrove Farm, Rolls Bridge, Holebrook Grange, Bury Farm, Harely Farm, all near Sturminster Newton
Foots Hill, Glydford Farm, Pigeon House, Tiled House, Hay House, High Grove, Cowards Shoot, Motcombe House, Culverhouse Farm, Northend Farm, Withers Farm, all near Shaftesbury
Bainly Bottom, Westley Farm, Wood House, Ladborn Green, all near Gillingham
Babylon Hill, Half Way House, Moses or Clifton Moses, all near Barwick
Higher Holt Farm, Winterhayes, Labbage or Cabbage Farm, Farmers End, Catsley Farm, all near Melbury Sampford
Powell Farm, East Axnoller Farm, West Axnoller Farm, Toller Down, Lipsford Farm, Dairy House, Burcombe Farm, Knights Bottom, all near Beaminster
Smokham, Spyway, Travellers Rest, Shipton Beacon, Salway Ash, Vearse Mount, Burton Bradstock, all near Bridport
Cockwell, Withay Dairy, Wooton Abbas, Wooton Hill, Hole, Catherston, Stonebarrow, Coldharbour, all near Lyme Regis
Wild Court, Martins Hill, Blackdown House, Peacedown Lodge, Holditch Lodge or Cottage, Honey Hill, Reeds Hill, all near Chardstock.
PLEASE NOTE: Should you be looking for a particular farm, public house or similar - please feel free to ask (give us a nearby large town to work from).
It measures overall 515x345mm (20.25x13.5inches); printed area 450 x 300mm (18 x 12.00") approx. It has an as published fold to the centre. It originally would have been in an atlas, edge mounted so as to avoid damage to the map, and not stapled. It is suitable for framing. There is a little age yellowing. This item will be packaged in a tube and sent Royal Mail Small Parcels.
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