Maps Lectures

• Maps for Local History
Looks at the availability, coverage and accuracy of county, estate, enclosure, tithe, town, transport and Ordnance Survey maps. The use and value of maps as evidence in local history.

Four separate lectures on each of:
County, Estate/enclosure/tithe, Town and Ordnance Survey maps.

• Transport in Maps
This lecture looks at how roads, canals and railways have been depicted in British maps from Ogilby's 1675 road strip maps, through county maps and parliamentary plans to the large-scale Ordnance Survey maps of the 19th century.


• Yates and the County Mapping of Lancashire

The story of the mapping of Lancashire from Saxton to William Yates' one-inch map of c. 1780.


• Turnpikes and Maps in the North West

The lecture looks at the growth of turnpikes in the four counties of North West England from 1725, and the county maps which were surveyed in the 1770s.

• Early County Mapping in the North West and Yorkshire
The eighteenth century county maps of Yates (Lancashire), Donald (Cumberland) and Jefferys (Westmorland & Yorkshire).



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