Source/Archive record SEM8118 - 1 Inch Ordnance Surveyors draft map - Barnstaple, Devon

Type Map
Title 1 Inch Ordnance Surveyors draft map - Barnstaple, Devon
Author/Originator
Date/Year 1804
Scale 1:63,360
Technique Pen and Ink
Ordnance Survey

Abstract/Summary

The indication of land relief and attention to communication routes on this plan conform to the military and cartographic standards employed by the West Country survey. The south of England was the area most vulnerable to invasion, especially during the Napoleonic conflicts between 1793 and 1815. Accurate mapping of the Devonshire coastline was, therefore, of great military significance. Towards the left of the plan, the sand dunes of Braunton Burrows stretch southwards from the sea at Barnstaple Bay towards Appledore and Bideford.

External Links (1)

Referenced Monuments (12)

  • 19th Century gardens northeast of Combe Park House (Monument)
  • 19th Century gate piers south of Shamble Way (Monument)
  • 19th Century gate piers southwest of Combe Park (Monument)
  • 19th Century gate piers southwest of Combepark Wood (Monument)
  • 19th Century gate piers west of Combe Park Hotel (Monument)
  • 19th Century gate piers west of Combepark Wood (Monument)
  • 19th Century park at Combe Park (Monument)
  • 19th Century walled garden west of Combe Park country house (Monument)
  • Combe Park Hotel (Building)
  • Demolished country house at Combe Park (Monument)
  • Gazebo north of Combe Park Hotel (Building)
  • Kipscombe Farm (Building)

Referenced Events (0)

Record last edited

Sep 24 2018 4:55PM