image MS_92_061
Image number: RS.17493
Credit: ©The Royal Society

The River Stour




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height (page): 363mm
width (page): 234mm


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Map of the River Stour in 'Memoires of Naturall Remarques in the county of Wiltshire, to which are annexed observables of the same kind in the county of Surrey and Flynt-shire' by John Aubrey, FRS. It was transcribed by B. G. Cramer, Clerk to the Royal Society, in 1690-91.


The River Stour hath its source in Sturton-parke and gives the name to that ancient seat of the Lord Sturtons. Three of the springs are within the Park - pale and in Wiltshire the other three are without the Pale in Somersetshire. The Coate-armour of the Lord Sturton is sable ^diamond , a Bend or ^Topar , between siz fountains: which doe allude to these Springs.
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Object history

By John Aubrey, FRS. This manuscript is a transcript of Aubrey's original manuscript (1685). It was transcribed by B. G. Cramer, Clerk to the Royal Society, at the behest of the Society in 1690-91.
At page 67 is inserted a map of a navigable passage from Bristol to London, engraved by Thomas Jenner in 1668, with the arms of the borough. Six leaves of additional matter are inserted at page 276, and four more at page 304.

Related Fellows

John Aubrey (1626-1697, British), Antiquary

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