High Weald

In the 18th century, many countries were surveyed and this resulted in a whole range of maps of varying scales and quality. For example, a survey by Richard Budgen produced 1inch to 1 mile scale maps for Kent and Sussex, both published in 1724. In 1795 Thomas Gardner and Thomas Gream also produced a map for Sussex at the same scale. These maps clearly show woodland, parkland, settlements and other features, although the detail is somewhat obscured on the Gardner and Gream map by the use of shading to show topography.

Extract from Budgen's map of Kent 1724

Extract from Gardner & Gream map of Sussex 1795