England Examples of Ordnance Survey Maps (National Institute)

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The original content for this article was contributed by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies in June 2012. It is an excerpt from their course English: Land and Property Records including Manorial Documents and Maps  by Dr. Penelope Christensen. The Institute offers over 200 comprehensive genealogy courses for a fee ($).


Early Maps (cont.)[edit | edit source]

1st Edition Windsor Area[edit | edit source]

Map: O.S. 1st Edition 1" Windsor Area
Surveyed 1822 (railways, but no other details, added 1891) Black and white with elevation shown by hachures. Reproduced from the 1891 Ordnance Survey map.

Surveyed Map Windsor Area, England.jpg


2nd Edition Windsor Area[edit | edit source]

Map: O.S. 2nd Edition 2" Windsor Area
Surveyed 1874. Note growth of Slough in north from 1822. Elevation shown by contour lines. Reproduced from the 1880 Ordnance Survey map.

Map of Windsor area 1874, England.jpg

Isle of Wight[edit | edit source]

Map: O.S. Tourist Map 1" Isle of Wight
Surveyed 1856-69, published 1873-6; revised 1893-4, 1901, 1913; printed 1919; roads revised 1925; minor corrections 1928. Elevation shown by hachure, colour and contour lines. Reproduced from the 1928 Ordnance Survey map.

Isle of Wight Tourist Map.jpg

Exmoor, Devon[edit | edit source]

Map: Bart’s 1/2" Exmoor, Devon
1935 Elevation shown by colour and contour lines

Map of Barts Exmoor, Devon, England.jpg


Woodford, Essex[edit | edit source]

Map: Geographia 3" Woodford, Essex
Undated, probably 1930s

Map of Woodford, Essex, England.jpg


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