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Post by liamnolan » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:06 pm

In the process of buying a house and so have been checking out the past OS maps of various areas of the UK http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=12 ... yers=1&b=1
Possible to play around with all sorts of map choices, might be of use to check out any old footpaths to and from churches etc that have now long gone from more modern maps, Liam ::g
PS - lots of old maps to check out of course, this is just one of them.
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Post by Easylife » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:22 pm

That really is a great site Liam and my go to resource for old maps. ::g
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Post by Steve_T » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:22 pm

Yes very useful the links have been posted quite a few times, random posts and wonder if they should be in the research section......or they may be there

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Post by Doug » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:23 pm

Click the side by side function to see old and new together.

I use it to trace old footpaths using the computer cursor.

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Post by f8met » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:31 pm

This is my go to. Not just OS maps.

http://www.oldmapsonline.org/
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Post by Ollie K » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:55 pm

Thanks Liam- that's a useful link. ::g
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Post by liamnolan » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:03 pm

Some of the early maps have really good detail and include references to ancient monuments and roads. They seemed to have taken great care to check things out and of course in those days it was all printing blocks and inks, so one mistake was a serious one, Liam
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Post by JBM » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:40 pm

Thanks Liam.A very useful link. ::g Jerry.

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Post by stevieB » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:39 pm

Been using that one for a while now, I can spend hours on it.

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Post by Batman » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:11 pm

Many thanks for the link Liam will definitely be useful ::g

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Post by liamnolan » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:13 pm

Doug wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:23 pm
Click the side by side function to see old and new together.

I use it to trace old footpaths using the computer cursor.
One click on there and you will not manage to get away ... fascinating to see the comparisons, Liam ::g
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Post by littleboot » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:13 pm

Tell me, Liam old fruit.....are you researching the metal detecting prospects before you decide where to buy? :D
I wonder how many of us have secretly pondered on a property because it would be a great detecting prospect. We were really interested in a house in a more southerly region of France that had been a vigneron's house and was built into the town wall and had two cellars one over the other that went back to the 12th century. Came with 4 acres of terraced scrubland which had been vinyards.... river as well.
Spent ages researching it online and looking at maps....
If it hand't been for the dodgy roof, unsafe balcony hanging over a ravine, rats in the cellar and prehistoric plumbing and electrics it would have been absolutely perfect...
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Post by Oxgirl36 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:21 pm

Littleboot I do it all the time. I've been dreaming about a lovely house in Shropshire that I spotted in the summer. It had 9 acres of very nice woodland and pasture that literally ended on the border. And a lovely river that meandered through it. The history round it was amazing. The house was amazing too but no where near any villages or towns. Now I currently live 20 minutes drive from any shops but this was much further than that. And only a 2 hour drive to work if I got up at 5am.... but I was still very tempted -=+:-P
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Post by oldartefact » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:39 pm

An excellent site Liam ... would it be possible for the forum to host a readily available list of excellent sites?

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Post by oldartefact » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:43 pm

littleboot wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:13 pm
Tell me, Liam old fruit.....are you researching the metal detecting prospects before you decide where to buy? :D
I wonder how many of us have secretly pondered on a property because it would be a great detecting prospect. We were really interested in a house in a more southerly region of France that had been a vigneron's house and was built into the town wall and had two cellars one over the other that went back to the 12th century. Came with 4 acres of terraced scrubland which had been vinyards.... river as well.
Spent ages researching it online and looking at maps....
If it hand't been for the dodgy roof, unsafe balcony hanging over a ravine, rats in the cellar and prehistoric plumbing and electrics it would have been absolutely perfect...
Love the sound of the place ... though because it takes two to tango ... the bloomin mrs wouldnt hear a word of it... Looks like I am stuck in semi-suburbia ... looking out on the land, as opposed to being embedded in it.

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Post by liamnolan » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:45 pm

Never let go of your dreams, common sense is very much overrated I think =))
Yes, my house selection starts with a Period house, then lots of rooms, preferably with some DIY to do, large garden, bags of associated history and near to areas of interest re detecting. I have found such a place and if all goes well I will invite you all round for a party, after some detecting around an ancient church nearby, already chatting to farmers ..good music, wine/beer, good company, under the Georgian portico, 5 spare bedrooms, its all slowly coming together and those maps are so very useful. The history of all land has almost certainly been recorded somewhere in some form and with the digital age we are so lucky to have it all available at a few clicks. I know people with land that they have never researched and thats a pity, Liam :;@
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Post by Fusion » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:44 pm

"Would it be possible for the forum to host a readily available list of excellent sites?"

This was the largest 'compilation' thread on the forum:
viewtopic.php?f=131&t=30454

But new websites come along, and old ones disappear, so not every link works.
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