Person on Map/Survey
1779 Map of Hanslope Parish provides the following information about William Britten:
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Owner of 20 acres on border with Castlethorpe near Bullington End.
Information about 1779 Map of Hanslope Parish:
The map is a plan of the estate of Edwards Watts, but also includes the remaining parts of the parish, showing the owners of every field and house in the parish. The map contains a table which lists all owners with cross-references to their properties on the map. Colour coding is used on the map as follows: areas owned by Edward Watts have boundaries shaded green (two different tones to distinguish land in settlement and other land), and houses owned by Edward Watts are coloured red; properties not owned by Edward Watts are surrounded by a grey line, and buildings shaded grey.
Measures of area on the map are in acres, roods and perch: 1 acre = 4 rood = 160 perch (1 rood = 40 perch). One acre is approximately 4,047 square meters.
The map shows that 43% of the land area in the parish was owned by Edward Watts. A further 25% was owned by major landowners (with land in other parishes), and a good deal of the rest was owned by people who do not appear to have been living in the parish.
The original map measured approximately 10 feet by 10 feet and seems to have been intended to hang on a wall. It was drawn on parchment mounted on linen. (Parchment is made from sheep skin.)
The image available here was prepared from some 220 photographs of tiny sections of the map, which were then "stitching" together. Please be understanding of the resulting imperfections.