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SM 3/3/14


[1] Survey drawing of estate, 1789


Plan of / Moggerhanger Lodge and Park / in the County of Bedford / the Estate of / Godfrey Thornton Esqr with elevations of a gate and two fences


Scale of Chains and Links (surveyor's measure: a chain is 100 links or 4 rods long, equivalent to 66 feet)


as above, labelled Leasow's and Willington Field and Circum[ferenc]e 612 Rods or near 2 Miles Contents 123 Acres

Signed and dated

  • 1789
    E.W.Townly / 1789

Medium and dimensions

Pen, green, burnt Sienna, brown madder and sepia washes, shaded with double ruled border on laid paper (500 x 703)


Surveyor EW Townly, draughtsman
E.W.Townly, surveyor


J Whatman, fleur-de-lis within crownedcartouche and below, ornate W



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