We’ve featured a number of blog articles over the last few months showing historical map extracts and asking you to identify the modern landmark that now stands in the same spot. We all use maps in our daily lives to work out where we are and where we’re going, but it can also be really interesting to see how things used to be and compare that to the current landscape.
You might not have known that we sell a series of 477 historical maps, revised from the end of the 19th century and published in the early 1900s. The maps use the traditional 1 inch to 1 mile scale, showing contours, latitude and longitude, parish boundaries, railways, roads, waterways and woods.
You can see how your town has changed in the past 100 (or so) years or use the maps for the very popular ancestry research.
These are now the only historic maps of this period of history available from us at Ordnance Survey. For a limited time they are on offer at half price if you enter this discount code at the checkout: ‘HISTORY50‘.
Find out more about historical mapping.