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Hi All

 

I'm not sure if this is common knowledge or has been posted before. The National Library of Scotland has available for online viewing historic maps covering all of Britain.

Just type in your place name or postcode etc and it will zoom into the area and show you the available old OS plans for the area. These are also available for sale in print. If you have a look be prepared to lose a couple of hours looking at every place you have ever lived as it is quite compelling.

 

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/find/#zoom=5&lat=56.0000&lon=-4.0000&layers=102&b=1&point=0,0

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Great, just ordered a map of my area circa 1942, thanks

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I love the hand drawn detail of the late 1800 /  early 1900 ones.  

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Sadly, my place is just off the edge of the map, otherwise I'd have ordered one in a jiffy.  Very interesting.

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1 hour ago, vivienz said:

Sadly, my place is just off the edge of the map, otherwise I'd have ordered one in a jiffy.  Very interesting.

 

1 hour ago, vivienz said:

Sadly, my place is just off the edge of the map, otherwise I'd have ordered one in a jiffy.  Very interesting.

Is it not on the next map square?

 

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Great link thanks. 

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Just got my maps, 1883 and 1905 and they are fab, looking forward to framing them and hanging in the hallway. 1883 map shows a canal nearby and the 1905 shows the railway (both now gone but bridges etc still exist).

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