[ISHMap-List] New website - OS six-inch England and Wales, 1852-1952

Fleet, Christopher C.Fleet at nls.uk
Mon Mar 10 12:16:35 CET 2014

We are very pleased to announce the availability of a new website resource - zoomable colour images of the Ordnance Survey's six-inch to the mile (1:10,560) mapping of England and Wales. All our map digitisation work in recent years has been externally funded, hence the recent expansion of our map images beyond Scotland.

This is the most detailed OS topographic mapping covering all of England and Wales from the 1840s to the 1950s. It was revised for the whole country twice between 1842-1893 and between 1891-1914, and then updated regularly for urban or rapidly changing areas from 1914 to the 1940s. Our holdings are made up of 37,390 sheets, including 35,124 quarter sheets, and 2,237 full sheets.

The easiest way of finding sheets is through a clickable graphic index using our 'Find by Place' viewer: http://maps.nls.uk/openlayers.cfm?id=39 
This allows searching through a gazetteer of placenames, street names, postcodes and Grid References, as well as by zooming in on an area of interest with smaller-scale locational mapping as a backdrop. 

The sheets are also available via county lists: http://maps.nls.uk/os/6inch-england-and-wales/counties.html 

We plan to also make georeferenced mosaics available of the series by the late summer.

OS six-inch England and Wales home page:     http://maps.nls.uk/os/6inch-england-and-wales/index.html 

Further information:              http://maps.nls.uk/os/6inch-england-and-wales/info1.html

Chris Fleet
Senior Map Curator
National Library of Scotland
159 Causewayside
United Kingdom.

Tel. 0131 623 3973
Fax. 0131 623 3971
E-mail: c.fleet at nls.uk
Map Images website: http://maps.nls.uk 

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