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From: Adrian Gray <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Off Topic - Victorian Ordnance Survey Maps "from theoriginal First Editions - one inch to the mile"
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2006 16:42:00 +0100
It is also worth pointing out that, around 1876, the Ordnance Survey surveyed
Essex (not sure about the rest of the UK, but this IS the Essex list!) at a
scale of 1:2500 - by my reckoning, about 2 feet to the mile. Although they do
not name (eg) individual houses thay are still extremely detailed and show all
sorts of intersting details such as detached parts of parishes (fact fans, the
boundary of Widdington and Newport encompasses individual strips of a medieval
field system that obviously already existed when the two parishes were created!).
I presume ERO keep a copy? (they are BIG books, as you can imagine from the scale)