United Kingdom and Ireland
- An extremely useful set of maps showing parish boundaries, on a
one inch to the mile scale, is now available on CD-ROM - see:
Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R., Historic
Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries
before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file].
Colchester, Essex: History Data Service, UK Data Archive
[distributor], 17 May 2001. SN: 4348.
- The Landmark Information Group sell online 19th Century Ordnance Survey
maps linked from an extensive gazetteer. These are at a scale
of 1:10,560 (6 inches to the mile) and cover all of Great Britain
(England, Scotland and Wales).
- Maps showing the counties in England,
Scotland and Wales and in Ireland
prior to the 1974 re-organisation (1975 for Scotland). These maps
show the familiar three-letter Chapman
- a very large collection of scanned maps of England, Wales and
County maps, showing the parish boundaries, the probate
jurisdiction, and the date of commencement of registers, are
available from The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical
- The Bodleian Library Map
provides up-to-date street maps for all of mainland Britain. A
similar service is provided by Multi Media Mapping and
- A modern map of
the United Kingdom.
- Deana Fowler has digitised the 1931
Ordnance Survey Map of Roman Britain and has made it available
- The Association of
British Counties website includes a very useful map showing the
counties of Great Britain.
- Alan Gresley provides a set of high quality scans of maps from
Britain, Handbook for Travelers by Karl Baedeker (7th ed.,
- The Great
Britain Historical Geography Information Service (GBHGIS)
provides a mass of information about Britain's localities as they
have changed over time. Information comes from census reports,
historical gazetteers, travellers' tales and historic maps.
- A Vision of Britain Through
Time, in the GBHGIS, provides maps and statistical information
derived from census reports covering the period 1801-2001,
searchable by place name or post code.
Geography and National Statistics - explanatory pages from The
Office of National Statistics
- Cassini publish
historical Ordnance Survey maps of England and Wales that have been
scanned, digitally re-projected and enlarged to match the
present-day Landranger© series - and provide Mapmaker, a
web-based search facility that allows a user to centre a map on a
postcode or placename, ready for downloading or printing.
- British Isles Maps and
Views - "free access to high quality scans of rare and
beautiful antique maps and views", from MAPCO.
- Detailed scans of 1950s
Ordnance Survey Maps - the New Popular Edition (in England and
Wales), and the earlier sheets from the 7th Edition (in Scotland /
- Detailed scan of the Map of England & Wales by S.
Lewis & Co., London c1840, provided by MAPCO.
- Digimap - a
subscription service available to UK Higher Educational
Institutions that provides online access to "all available County
Series maps at 1:2,500 and 1:10560 scales published between 1843
and 1939; and all available National Grid maps at 1:1,250, 1:2,500
and 1:10560/10,000 scales published from 1945".
- FamilySearch's Maps
facility can be used to find parishes and see their parish
boundaries overlaid on a modern Ordnance Survey map
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