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Jim MacPherson

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Posted: 28/12/2018 14:04:51
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Does anyone know how long this series has been on the NLS website?

https://maps.nls.uk/view/188152551

It's only a partial set and seems to be mainly interwar and immediately post war (1950/2 latest dates I've seen so far). later sheets seem to be OS copyright still). It seems to cover Scotland and, handily, parts of northern England, I only came across it as I was looking for some evidence of 1920's/30's mining near Edmundbyers.

Edit: Some blocks have 1960's dated maps as well.

There is also a 1:25,000 series covering most of England for a similar time period.

https://maps.nls.uk/view/91629081

Jim
IP: 109.149.213.177 Edited: 30/12/2018 07:52:07 by Jim MacPherson
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Posted: 28/12/2018 14:11:27
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They are doing the lords work I tell ya.

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John Mason

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Posted: 28/12/2018 16:31:35
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I've found the late 19th Century six-inch sheets indispensable in Coed y Brenin - just that extra bit of on the ground detail that can still be found hidden among the trees..... newer maps are less helpful in this respect. IP: 86.140.211.140
Jim MacPherson

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Posted: 28/12/2018 16:46:26
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John Mason wrote:

I've found the late 19th Century six-inch sheets indispensable in Coed y Brenin - just that extra bit of on the ground detail that can still be found hidden among the trees..... newer maps are less helpful in this respect.


Except when you're looking for something that may have happened in the period after the 19th C which is what I was in search of, but again the 1940's map suggested that a nearby smelt mill was still largely still complete then, it's just a ruin now with some outlines of walls, so I'm not that sure that newer maps always have a limited use.

I was actually more interested to find out how long that mapping has been available on the site as I hadn't noticed it before (unlike the 19th C/pre-WW1 stuff, which as you say is a very useful source), it doesn't cover Wales yet so it's possible it may reveal a few nuggets for you thenFlowers

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Posted: 28/12/2018 17:11:50
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Hopefully so! What I've also found very useful is the LIDAR mapping available for parts of Wales - it sees straight through dense vegetation, picking up bedrock features like faults. I use it as a carefully-matched overlay along with aerial photos and the old maps. This combined method is proving most useful! Put Wales Lidar into google and you should land straight on it. IP: 86.140.211.140 Edited: 28/12/2018 17:12:15 by John Mason
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Posted: 28/12/2018 17:39:47
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John Mason wrote:

Hopefully so! What I've also found very useful is the LIDAR mapping available for parts of Wales - it sees straight through dense vegetation, picking up bedrock features like faults. I use it as a carefully-matched overlay along with aerial photos and the old maps. This combined method is proving most useful! Put Wales Lidar into google and you should land straight on it.


Thanks John,

I've used LIDAR in the north Pennines c/o altogetherarchaeology's website and it's very handy once you've fathomed the topography to fit it with OS and other images (I managed at Feldon Smelt Mill), though they haven't got complete coverage and slightly annoyingly one place I've worked on was just beyond the edge of what, so far, has been made available.

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Posted: 28/12/2018 19:49:43
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Well spotted Jim.
They are extremely useful when looking at the decline in coal in Durham. I was looking at some collieries last night and got to around 1915 in the 6 inch maps. I did not notice these, but that doesn't mean they were not there. This takes us to the 1950s.
Maybe it was a late Christmas present from NLS
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Posted: 28/12/2018 20:57:42
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I'm just here to serve Colin and it's also pleased elder brother as the current southern boundary includes M'bro.

From a more selfish viewpoint it's also given a few additional clues as to what was, and perhaps was not, happening west of Edmundbyers in the 20's and 30's as per Mr Pert's comments in BM 70.

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Posted: 07/01/2019 16:31:54
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It transpires I was fibbing most of the maps in the series are 6 inch to the mile, the 1:2500 are mainly located in the Central Lowlands and around London. That'll teach me to not check things more carefully. Still useful but not quite what appeared to be promised.

Jim
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