Old Maps and Archaeological Sites of the British Isles

Use a British postcode, place-name, co-ordinate or your current location to find old ordnance survey (OS) maps of of Britain. Then look for the link to the old map at the top of the archaeological and historic sites list generated from the ARCHI database.


Rare English County Old Maps

A set of 52, lovely high resolution English County old antique maps by the German-born London cartographer, engraver, and publisher Herman Moll. This set of maps dating from 1724.

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Anglo-Saxon Map of London

A high resolution map created by The Londonist showing the London area in Anglo Saxon times (roughly speaking, 500-1066AD). Showing the many villages, hamlets and farmsteads whose names are still part of modern London today. The map also shows the major ROMAN roads in London.

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John Rocque's Map of Old London, 1746

John Rocque's Map of Old London.

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Wenceslaus Hollar's Map of Old London, 1667

Wenceslaus Hollar's Map of Old London, 1667.

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Rare Old Maps of Ireland

Lovely high resolution old maps dating from 1609 showing various old Irish lands.

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Early 17th Century Plan of the Tower of London / Old Map of the Tower of London, England

Tower of London: General. Plan shows the Tower and its gates and bulwark; wharf, rivergate [Traitor's Gate] and stairs; streets, houses and Barking church to the west; Tower Hill, 'Crochet Friars' [Crutched Friars]. and East Smithfield to the north; St Katherine's to the east. Scale bar: 1 inch to about 70 feet. Damaged at edges.Annotated: 'A coppy of Mr Hewards Mapp verified by Jonas Moore'. This refers to William Hayward and Joel Gascoyne's map of 1597, known from later engraving. Sir Jonas Moore was Surveyor of the Ordnance and resident at the Tower in the 1670s; he signed and verified this copy map. English National Archives' Reference Number: WORK 31/21

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Old Ordnance Survey Maps resourced from the National Library of Scotland's Digital Map service (https://maps.nls.uk/index.html).