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The Land Surveyor

In this section I look at the origins of the Land Surveyor in England. This is followed by an outline of how a survey was undertaken using a Gunter Chain and how an estate map was made. Next I consider the Acts of Parliament which were to govern the way that land surveyors conducted their work and an in depth look at one of the most important cartographers of the 19th century – Robert Kearsley Dawson.