This page gives details of old and new maps of the county.
Ordnance Survey holds an extensive archive of Historical Mapping dating from the early
For full details see their Historical Mapping pages.
Also, see the maps available at A Vision of Britain through time
Other old maps that are available are:
Ordnance Survey (OS) Town maps c.1900 15" to 1 mile (Aberdeen (5 sheets), Fraserburgh, Peterhead)
Ordnance Survey (OS) Maps 1860 - 1890 1" to 1 mile
Aberdeen City Map 1746
Aberdeen City Map 1880
Reform Act Plans 1832 (Peterhead, Inverurie & Kintore)
Aberdeenshire Parish Map
All these maps are available, by mail order, from the Aberdeen & NE Scotland Family History
Also, see the online parish map.
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Modern maps are produced by the Ordnance Survey
For general purpose work, consult the Landranger Series which have a scale of 1:50,000.
For more detailed work, consult the Pathfinder Series which have a scale of 1:25,000.
The relevant sheet number(s) are given on the parish pages. Where more than one sheet number is given, then they are given in the order of importance with the main sheet first. Whilst every effort has been made to identify the sheets which cover a parish, there may be small parts which spill over into another sheet - particularly with the larger scale maps. Please notify me of any errors.
Please note that current OS maps do NOT show parish boundaries
[Last updated: 30/08/01 - Dave Anderson]