To use these layers in other applications please. The maps were surveyed for the whole country twice - first between 1842-1893 and then between 1891-1914. Smaller features such as letterboxes, bollards and mileposts can also be seen. You can access the maps at. These will be added to the main editors in the near future. These maps are suitable as gifts and for framing.
Providers may added or removed if their licencing models change. Here are some predefined combinations of old-and-newer maps. Individual buildings and streets can be identified clearly and smaller features can be seen including post boxes, bollards on quaysides and mile posts. If you have a map-related enquiry, we will be happy to help you: either visit the or email. Available for all of Great Britian. We have digitised selected items from the collection.
The links open into new tabs. It is an artificial collection of around 170,000 topographical plans, marine charts, architectural and engineering drawings for convenience, the term 'plan' will be used to refer to all categories. We also offer various historical products produced by our licensed partners from our. Please find contact details for these libraries below: You can buy historical maps from the where we sell a series of 477 reproduction historical maps, which were revised from the end of the 19th century and published in the early 1900s. Searching for Maps and Plans The plans series may be searched on the online which has replaced the traditional paper catalogues and card indexes.
We will advise you on whether copies may be made of particular plans and any other restrictions, such as the need to obtain the permission of the owner and copyright holder. The scale is 6-inch-to-the-mile and covers the whole country. However, most topographic features on the 25 inch to the mile maps are in fact also shown on the six-inch to the mile maps. The more detailed 25 inch to the mile or 1:2,500 maps allow specific features to be seen more clearly in urban areas, as well as greater detail for buildings and railways. The result is that, for many towns there are three to five editions of mapping between the 1840s and the 1950s.
If you can't find what you are looking for at the Map shop, please for a list of our partners that offer historical maps. We continue to sell a limited reproduction range of 1 inch to 1 mile maps revised from the late 1800s and published in the early years of the 1900s from our as well as various historical products produced by our Licensed Partners. For many of the towns featured, the maps show the detailed urbanisation and rapidly changing landscape from 1914 through to the 1940s thanks to 25 inch to the mile mapping. Location In the lower-right of the map, the location of your mouse position is shown as a , as British National Grid Eastings and Northings, and as longitude and latitude. Since we are the official archive for a host of governmental and quasi-governmental bodies in Scotland, the series includes plans from government departments and agencies, nationalised industries, and the courts, as well as churches, private organisations, landed estates and families.
This policy was not always rigorously adhered to, however, and it is still possible to find smaller plans in their original files or bundles. The collection also includes a number of photo reproductions of original plans which are either in private hands or held by other institutions. There are a number of additional Out of Copyright map overlay layers which are useful to OpenStreetMap mappers. From 1925 duplicate plans could be also recorded along with the sasines or, from 1934, recorded with the deeds themselves. Legal Deposit Libraries hold more extensive collections and offer reading and copying facilities for customers willing to visit and carry out their own searches.
It is usually the most up-to-date map because it relies on people on the ground submitting changes. We aim to provide access to maps and plans in the first instance through a digital surrogate rather than to the original record. Our holdings are made up of 37,390 sheets, including 35,124 quarter sheets, and 2,237 full sheets. Shipbuilding Plans We hold some shipbuilding plans. Catalogue descriptions include location, surveyor, engineer or architect, as well as the subject, date and origin of the plan. The maps are immensely valuable for local and family history, allowing most features in the landscape to be shown.
At the moment each map can be viewed by clicking on the appropriate box on an online map, they plan to undertake further work to join many of the maps together to create a single scrollable historic map of the whole country this summer. Customers may be able to view various other historical maps free of charge at local libraries. If we are unable to make a plan available in this way owing to its condition, or for technical, ownership or copyright reasons, it may be possible to inspect the original plan at the Plans Unit at Thomas Thomson House, on a Wednesday morning or afternoon, by appointment with the Historical Search Room. Our guide to provides further details. Comparison layers A small selection of the many online map providers is available to choose a comparator from.