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Digimap: Historic

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Historic Digimap provides access to the valuable historic Ordnance Survey map collection online. The maps are digital scans of Ordnance Survey paper map sheets including:

  • all available County Series maps at 1:2,500 and 1:10560 scales published between 1843 and 1939
  • all available National Grid maps at 1:1,250, 1:2,500 and 1:10560/10,000 scales published from 1945 and before the introduction of the Ordnance Survey's digital Land-Line product in the 1990s
  • all available Town Plans at 1:500, 1:528 and 1:1,056 scales published from 1848 and 1939


There is detailed online support available for using Digimap Historic.


Geography and Environment