Information on the Web


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





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



English Placenames



Matthew Carmona

Grid reference finder