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Plans of ancient Earthworks (Camps) in England and Wales


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Plans of ancient Earthworks (Camps) in England and Wales, drawn to a uniform scale and annotated by the Rev. Edward Andrews Downman of Laindon, Essex, 1901-5, and still in progress (1905). In Gen. Top. c. 18 are also four photo-lithographed plates made in 1897. The order is irregular, and up to the present no Welsh camps are included. There are a few letters from Mr. Downman.


  • Creation: Written in A.D. 1901-1905


0.22 Linear metres (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. Gen. Top. c. 18, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Top. Gen. b. 48/1-2

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19936


Plans of ancient Earthworks (Camps) in England and Wales

Biographical / Historical

Edward Andrews Downman (d. 1931) was an Anglican clergyman and antiquary.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 33430-33431.

Custodial History

Previously Gen. Top. c. 18, b. 16.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by The Bodleian Library in 1904.

Plans of ancient Earthworks (Camps) in England and Wales
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Repository Details

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