The finest comprehensive historical mapping data in the UK
We hold the most extensive digital collection of historical Ordnance Survey mapping of Great Britain. The information has been carefully compiled from Ordnance Survey’s archive of Town Plans, County Series and National Grid mapping, and covers an expansive period from 1841 to 1996.
You can choose from over one million maps at scales ranging from 1:500 to 1:10 000, giving you a detailed and unique insight into the history of Great Britain.
Make direct comparisons between the past and present for a complete picture of your focus area
With a good quality map background and data that is 100% geographically accurate, you can overlay your maps with a variety of other data products, including modern Ordnance Survey MasterMap® and aerial photography. This allows you to make direct comparisons between the past and present for a complete picture of your focus area.
Historical Map Data is provided as raster data, ready for you to use in all GI systems and selected based on scale, date range or geography.
If you’re undertaking a project in a major urban area, we also provide historical Russian spy maps and Fire Insurance Plans to accommodate more unique requirements.