1 : 31680 The drawing of this,plan was,begun in 1817 and completed in 1827.,,Because of,many erasures and corrections, the drawing is cracked and dirty, and therefore hard to read. An area calculation table survives in black ink,in the,bottom left margin. Stevens, Henry
Part of Shropshire containing 126 square miles. Surveyed and Drawn by H. Stevens R. M. D. 1816''
1 : 31680 .This is the first map to conform fully to the 1816 Ordnance Survey Circular, which stated that every plan was to,have an area title, survey and drawing date,,and a note of,its author's,name and rank.,The,map shows,a section of Offa's Dyke, the great earth bank running 176 miles along or near the English border from the North Wales coast south to Chepstow., Offa's Dyke is eight miles longer than Hadrian's Wall but, because it was not a stone construction, was never garrisoned., Its purpose was to mark rathen than defend the frontier. Stevens, Henry
1 : 31680 This plan,of,part of East Shropshire is dominated by Wenlock Edge., Running from the bottom left of the drawing to the top right, this,heavily,wooded,limestone ridge,extends for 16 miles across Shropshire.,,It shelves steeply into the patchwork fields of Ape Dale on its,western face, and,slopes gently into the Corve Dale to the east., The remains of the ancient Long Forest are also noted. Stevens, Henry
1 : 31680 This plan covers the Shropshire,Northern Plain, near the border with Cheshire and Staffordshire. The area,is characterised by small woodlands, formal parkland, meres (lakes), mosses, pools and other wetland habitats. Mills are indicated near the town of Market Drayton, central towards the top,,where about two hundred workers were employed in the manufacture of horse-hair products. Stevens, Henry