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This,plan of,part of South Warwickshire shows the broad valley of the River Avon,to the,left of the sheet with the county town,shown at middle left along the riverbank. Major roads are highlighted in buff and feature tollgates and turnpikes along their routes. Turnpike Trusts were,established between the 17th and 19th centuries to raise money from travellers for the upkeep and maintenance of roads.
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This plan covers parts of Warwickshire and Worcestershire, with the Severn Valley depicted in the middle. The River Avon meanders north-eastwards from Tewkesbury (where it meets the River Severn) to Stratford on Avon, where, after 17 locks, it joins the Stratford-on-Avon Canal. Below the Avon, near the bottom of the sheet, the Cotswolds form a dramatic limestone escarpment above the Severn Valley and Evesham Vale. Jurassic limestone, used as a building material throughout the area, gives the Cotswolds its distinctive look.