The British Empire and its effect on Plymouth

William Mudge

William Mudge was born in Plymouth in 1762. His importance was as head of the Ordnance Trignometrical survey of Britain. As Britain entered war with Revolutionary France, it was believed to be a good idea to accurately map the country in order to help defend Britain from any invasion. A series of triangulation points spread across the country to help accurately survey England. It was a formidable achievement and laid down the basis of the accurate mapping of the entire country.

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