The faithfull surveyour discovering divers errours in land measuring, and showing how to measure all manner of ground, and to plot it, and to prove the shutting by the chain onely ...
Atwell, George.

CHAP. XXXIX. Of making an Index or Table, whereby readily to finde out any ground, that ever you have measured, and to tell the quan∣tity of them an hundred years after, and draw a plot of them without going again into the field.

I Shewed before (in Chap. 2.) the manner of keeping your field-book; by help of that, and this, you may readily ob∣tein your desire.

All the field-books, that ever you fill with notes, page Page  114 them all; writing at the top of each page the name of the Pa∣rishes, or Parish, wherein the land ••th contined in that page: and, at every beginning of a new man, set down his name; and likewise at the beginning of every new field, fur∣long, or parcell in a furlong, set down the name of the close, field, furlong, or parell. Also write on the cover of your first book, A; on the second, B; on the third, C; &c. Then reserve four and twenty pages at the end of your first book, A; which shall not be paged, or else make a little book by it self: and on the cover thereof write INDEX, and on the top of each page, write A, B, C, &c. in Alphabetical or∣der. Then under each severall letter write: first the Towns name beginning with that letter; secondly, The mans name, for whom you measured; thirdly, The books name, in which you wrote it; and fourthly, The pages: either all of them, or, at least, the first and last. And whereas you may think this way will not be so beneficial o you, as to go measure it again; for that you may do as you see good: you need not finde it, unless you will. Besides that, you deserve pay both for sur∣veying, plotting, and notes; as if you had measured it. And if you will measure it again, these notes will do you no hurt. See an example:

  • Purton. 〈◊〉 Norton. lib. C. pag. 31, 32, 33, 34.
  • Panchurch. Rob. Audley. lib. B. pag. 64. ad 76.
  • Putford. Tho. Dennie. lib. K. pag. 97. ad finem.

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Refer this following to pag. 85. line 13.

But if you would bring water to your house from a con∣duit, where you desire to place a cock as high as you can, and that without Instruments: First, begin at the conduit, and dig a trench near a foot deep there; but as you go farther off, let it be still shallower for five or six pole in length, more or less, according to the fall of the ground; so that the water may but just follow you, and when it begins to run over, there stay it, and begin a new depth as afore: but he sure the fall of it be down-right like a stair, and so go on till you come where you would be: then add the fall at the conduit, and all your stairs together; and so high may you set your cock above the level of your trench.