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Maps

Grid reference finder - allows reverse look-up by Grid reference Post Code 

 

Lidar UK 

    1 metre resolution Digital Surface Map  (partial coverage - mainly of low-lying areas)

 

 

Ordnance Survey Maps  1:50,000  1:25,000   via  Bing Maps

Old Ordnance Survey Maps - Old Maps

Maps of Saxon England

 

 

Britain –1611-12 – by county - John Speed

 

Town plans 1610 - John Speed – covers most county towns in Great Britain.  No central on-line source

London 1827 - Greenwood

London 1859 - Dr John Snow (epidemiologist responsible for identifying cholera as a water-based disease)

 

Town plans of Wales - 19th Century

London Maps

London 1827 - Greenwood

 

London 1859 - Dr John Snow (epidemiologist responsible for identifying Cholera water-based)

Booth Maps of London

 

Pompeii 

 

 

Archaeology, Heritage, History

National Archives – lists sources that may not be on-line but held in local centres

Vision of Britain - centralised listing of maps, census data, photographs and sources in literature

Pastscape - Historic England    Map Search - historic monuments and buildings listing details, cross referenced to maps, old maps, etc 

Local Historic Environment Records
Maintained by local authorities, it is best to search for these on the internet using the name of the council and "HER" as search terms.

  

Churches - Britain

Explore Churches - National Curches Trust

Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture - Britain and Ireland

A growing list of buildings, architecture and sculpture from the 11th to 13th centuries

 

Placenames

English Placenames

 

Blogs

Matthew Carmona

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