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historian"s guide to Ordnance Survey maps.

J. B. Hartley

historian"s guide to Ordnance Survey maps.

by J. B. Hartley

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Published by National Council of Social Service in London .
Written in English


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ContributionsOrdnance Survey.
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Open LibraryOL13811511M

Explore books by Ordnance Survey with our selection at Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £ The Ordnance Survey's original maps were made by the second survey, in , this process was used again and resulted in the building of many triangulation pillars (trig points): short (c. 4 feet/ m high), usually square, concrete or stone pillars at prominent locations such as hill precise locations were determined by triangulation, and the details in between.

Ordnance Survey maps represent the basic source for the study of the development of the British landscape over the last two centuries, but effectively in detail, for this county, the last years. The varied content of the maps is thoroughly explained in the book Ordnance Survey maps: a concise guide for historians by Richard Oliver ( Shop for Books on Google Play. Browse the world's largest eBookstore and start reading today on the web, tablet, phone, or ereader. Go to Google Play Now».

To determine the grid reference for the map you require use the county indexes available in the Maps Reading Room or go to the 'Get-a map' service on the the Ordnance Survey website. Type in a placename or postcode and a 2-letter, 6-digit grid reference will display eg. TQ To get a sheet number remove the 3rd and 6th digits, e.g. Buy Ordnance Survey Maps - a concise guide for historians, Oxfam, Oliver, Richard, , Books, Reference.


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Get this from a library. Ordnance survey maps: a concise guide for historians. [Richard R Oliver; Charles Close Society for the Study of Ordnance Survey Maps.].

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(John Brian). Historian's guide to ordnance survey maps. London, National Council of Social Service for. Ordnance Survey maps: a concise guide for historians: Third Edition, Richard Oliver The Charles Close SocietyISBN Click here to buy at special CCS members price.

Price includes UK P&P For overseas delivery: Click here to see map of postal zones. Ordnance Survey maps are covered in a series of faint blue lines that make up a grid. The lines have numbers accompanying them that allow you to accurately pinpoint your location on a map.

Once you have located where you are, the grid system makes it simple to give others (such as Mountain Rescue) an accurate description of your location. Buy Ordnance Survey Maps: A Concise Guide for Historians 2nd Revised edition by Oliver, Richard (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Richard Oliver. As the title suggests, it is ideal for local historians, but may also be of value to those using maps as a tool for landscape archaeology or geneaological research.

Although it includes a chapter on OS maps, the book does not provide as thorough an overview as, for example, "Ordnance Survey Maps: a Concise Guide for Historians" by Richard s: 4. This highly-specialist title covers the history of OS mapping in mind-boggling detail.

Rather than the making of the maps the author is largely interested in the maps themselves. Hence, the book includes lists of which maps were published when, how each map was actually printed, etc. Chapters include town mapping, county maps, air photographs, abbreviations and the changing depiction of detail.

The British Geological Survey was founded in as the Ordnance Geological Survey under Henry De la Beche, and remained a branch of the Ordnance Survey until At the same time the uneven quality of the English and Scottish maps was being improved by engravers under Benjamin the time Colby retired inthe production of six-inch maps of Ireland was complete.

Discover maps for all of GB, discover local walking, running and cycling routes or create and share your own. Use it for free now. The abbreviations have been compiled from a number of sources, relating to all scales of Ordnance Survey mapping in Scotland, England and Wales.

For more information on these abbreviations and their interpretation, please consult Richard Oliver's book Ordnance Survey maps: a concise guide for historians (London: Charles Close, ). Ordnance Survey Maps: A Concise Guide for Historians by Richard Oliver and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Ordnance Survey maps: a concise guide for historians: Third Edition, revised, corrected and expanded, Richard Oliver The Charles Close Societyppillus., hardback, ISBNThe Third Edition of this established and essential handbook for users of ‘non-current’ Ordnance Survey mapping is now available.

THE HISTORIAN'S GUIDE TO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS. Published by Standing Conference For Local History. Very good condition. Card wraps. Reprinted from 'The Amateur Historian' with additional material. Some creasing to covers, which have browning and marks. Stock no. Price £ Located at: Stella Books, Tintern.

Ordnance Survey, an executive agency and non-ministerial government department of the Government of the United Kingdom, is the national mapping agency for Great Britain, producing maps of Great Britain (and to an extent, the Isle of Man). It does not produce maps of Northern Ireland.

It is one of the world's largest producers of maps. The name reflects its creation together with the original. Ordnance survey maps: a concise guide for historians. Responsibility by Richard Oliver. Imprint London: Charles Close Society, Ordnance Survey.

Charles Close Society for the Study of Ordnance Survey Maps. manuals, etc. Great Britain > Maps, Topographic > Handbooks, manuals, etc. Great Britain > Maps, Topographic > Bibliography.

Ordnance Survey Maps: A Concise Guide for Historians by Richard R. Oliver and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. An introduction to the large, rich and varied map holdings at The National Archives. Sections on maps for family and local history, military and overseas maps, and architectural drawings provide an overview and link to more detailed information and images elsewhere on the website.

Advice is given on kinds of maps for which The National Archives is not the best place to start research.Ordnance Survey is an executive agency of the United Kingdom government.

It is the national mapping agency for Great Britain, and one of the world's largest producers of name reflects the original military purpose of the organisation (see ordnance and surveying) in mapping Britain during the Napoleonic Wars when there was a threat of invasion from France, and its logo includes the War.

T he "cubist jigsaw of overlapping sheets" that is the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain is a national treasure, cherished by ramblers and right-to-roamers, but in Map of a Nation Rachel Hewitt.