Comparing Historic Maps

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1841 Ordnance Survey First Series 1:63360 (1805-1869)

1866 Bartholomew (published in The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales)

1903 Ordnance Survey of England and Wales Revised New Series 1:253440 (1902-5)

1945 Ordnance Survey New Popular Edition 1:63360 (1945-8)


This work incorporates historical material provided by the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth through their web site A Vision of Britain through Time. Bartholomew map provided by Ancestry Images free image archive of historical prints.

Other historic map resources and links

Academic Research only

Digimap (EDINA) a large collection of historic Ordnance Survey Maps are available: However access is restricted to academics in higher education institutes for research and cannot be published on the web.