1803 - Wilcot estate surveys and maps

The Manor estate was surveyed frequently from at least the late 17th century to the mid 19th.

Presumably this was to assess estate rental incomes, as in this 1727 survey:

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Sometimes there were comments too on the quality of the tenant farmers land-use, as in this 1807 survey:

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The maps of 1803 and 1816 are fascinating:

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Some of the maps and surveys concern inheritance and ownership questions, such as the partition of the estate in 1818-20:

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and in 1866:

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