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Old Maps of GB
« on: March 23, 2018, 10:21:53 am »


Found a link to this map site on Facebook, awesome!
( Maps are link side to side )


http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=6&lat=54.9356&lon=-2.7587&layers=1&right=BingHyb

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Re: Old Maps of GB
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2018, 11:13:10 am »

Great Find.  O0 O0
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Re: Old Maps of GB
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2018, 11:37:02 am »

Great Find.  O0 O0
 


He must have used a map  :D
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Re: Old Maps of GB
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2018, 11:53:06 am »

For anyone who lives near Swindon. There used to the National Archive of aerial photography next to the Railway Museum. I am not sure if it is still there. I am not sure about access to the public, we had to write and make an appointment ahead of time, and they dug out the photos we needed ready for when we arrived.
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Re: Old Maps of GB
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2018, 12:24:01 pm »

have a look at https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/ for old copies of the os maps
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Re: Old Maps of GB
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2018, 09:42:42 am »

I usually start looking in https://maps.nls.uk/ for historic OS maps.
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Re: Old Maps of GB
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2018, 03:43:58 am »

If anypone wants something older I can scan my 1812 Atlas of England.   All the old counties and hand coloured.   %%
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Re: Old Maps of GB
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2018, 11:39:47 am »

If anypone wants something older I can scan my 1812 Atlas of England.   All the old counties and hand coloured.   %%
That sounds intresting - never had much intrest in history when I was young ... but now I am getting old I find local history always grabs my attention!
I would be intrested if the 'scanning process' was not too much trouble - however is it not subject to copyright?
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Re: Old Maps of GB
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2018, 11:45:59 am »

I usually start looking in https://maps.nls.uk/ for historic OS maps.
If you are in Lancashire you might find this site useful ... http://mario.lancashire.gov.uk/agsmario/default.aspx
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Re: Old Maps of GB
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2018, 01:02:56 am »

I don't think the original printers would have copyright after 200+ years.  :embarrassed:
This is Lancashire in 1812
I can scan more if anyone is interested.
http://mapco.net/london.htm
Have some old maps of London from Elizabeth 1 time and others of Britain
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Re: Old Maps of GB
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2018, 11:35:31 am »

That's excellent - thanks Brian - it appears to show lots of the Lancashire coast prior to reclamation from the sea ... I will need to magnify to show detail but its great fun.
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