Rudge Estate – Illustrated family heirloom map


Illustrated Estate Map


24 weeks




Create an A0 watercolour map of a historic estate as a family heirloom to be framed

Bespoke Illustrated visitor map of Thoresby Park

Rudge Hall is a privately owned estate with a fairytale house lovingly restored, available for exclusive hire throughout the year for weddings, events and family gatherings. The house sits within 800 acres of mixed farmland, reservoirs and woodlands.

Clear Mapping Company was asked to create a suitably grand map for the husband’s 40th birthday. We collated information from photos and family stories to build up a picture of the landscape in which the family live and work. We researched images of partridges, pheasants and types of sheep before creating the map and even managed to insert the children and client into the places that they love best.

The result is a stunning original artwork, ready to be framed and hung in the Estate Office, as a practical as well as charming gift.

Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about our bespoke maps, email: or call us on +44 (0)1326 337072.



Sketching out the acreage
Research for Rudge Estate
Mapping artwork on to watercolour paper

Happy 90th Birthday!

We wanted to give Dad a special gift for his 90th birthday…a map of the family farm. So we came to Clear Mapping and what a professional, friendly team of people. They listened, made helpful suggestions, and their attention to detail was superb. The map they created was perfect for Dad. He loves it!

Noreen Orr
Orr Family Farm