The Road from London to Weymouth

Basingstoke to Weymouth

This chart depicts the journey from Basingstoke in Hampshire to Weymouth in Dorset,
passing Stockbridge, Blandford and Dorchester.

Each of the ribbons which make up the map include a compass indicating north.

The landscape along the journey is described,
and the distance travelled and directions to nearby settlements are given too.

I have shown the place name as it appears on this map (c.1675) first, with the modern spelling in brackets.
I have only listed the places I can readily find in a modern road atlas,
but there are many more places of interest on these maps which I have not included in my summary.
These may include rivers, ponds, churches, windmills, blacksmiths forges, gallows and bridges.

The Route

Altham (North Waltham)
Micheldevar (Micheldever)
Sutton (Scotney)
West Tytherley
East Dean
Dunketon (Downton)
Cranborn (Cranborne)
St Giles (Wimborne St Giles)
Allhallows Wimborn (Monkton up Wimborne)
Lower Gussett (Gussage St Michael)
Middle Gussett (Gussage St Andrew)
Tarrant Monkton
Blandeford (Blandford Forum)
Bripston Place (Bryanston)
Milford Midleton (Milborne St Andrew)
Piddle Hinton (Puddletown)
Stynford (Stinsford)
Monkton (Winterborne Monkton)
Melcomb Regis
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