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Reference Number: 335 - Last revised: 17/10/12 Edition 7

Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne
23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 1SE

Person in charge: Miss Kay Easson
Telephone: 0191 232 0192
Email: library@litandphil.org.uk
Website: www.litandphil.org.uk.

Opening: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 0930-1900; Tues 0930-2000; Sat 0930-1300
Access to members; others on application to Librarian. Prior appointment necessary for non-members.

Content: Early OS maps.

Limited photocopying.


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Reference Number: 122 - Last revised: 28/02/00 Edition 4

Norris Museum
The Broadway
St IVES
Huntingdon
PE17 4BX

Person in charge: Mr. R.I. Burn-Murdoch (Curator)
Telephone: 01480 46501

Tue-Fri 1000-1300, 1400-1700 (1600 Oct - Apr) Sat 1000-1200
Enquiries from bona fide researchers only.

Content: A small number (ca. 150) of historic maps of the County of Huntingdon from Saxton onwards. Main1y county-wide of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Few facilities.


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Reference Number: 337 - Last revised: 01/10/12 Edition 7

North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers
Wood memorial Hall Library
Neville Hall
Westgate Road
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
NE1 1SE

Person in charge: Mr Simon Brooks / Ms Jennifer Kelly
Telephone: 0191-233-2459
Email:librarian@mininginstitute.org.uk and simon.brooks@mininginstitute.org.uk
www.mininginstitute.org.uk

Open: Monday to Friday 10am-5pm, except Bank Holidays, closed Christmas Eve New Year. (Full details and catalogues on website: www.mininginstitute.org.uk). Library is reference only, non-members are very welcome to visit the Library and browse.
To assist researchers, visits outside normal hours may be made by appointment and the person to contact with enquiries is Jennifer Kelly on 0191 2332459.
Non-members are currently charged a 3 research fee to use the collections. Content: Circa 50,000 items. The extensive collection includes 17th, 18th and 19th century hand drawn estate, area, geological and mining maps and plans, with particular emphasis on Northumberland and Durham covering the Great North Coalfield and North Pennines, including the London Lead Company plans and records. Extensive collection of railway and waggonways plans. Extensive collection of early OS sheets of Great Britain covering several editions. Extensive minerals and royalties leases plans and maps. Line and signalling plans of NER from North Eastern Railways Association. Colliery and seam plans from within the Great North Coalfield. Geological map collection includes from first edition UK onwards. Maps from other areas of the world. Collection is being exhaustively catalogued, over 15,000 catalogue entries available and on-line at www.mininginstitute.org.uk The remainder of the collection will be continuously added over the next 2 years (by 2014).

Photocopying available. Cameras are permitted, fees apply. Copying and scan facilities are available up to A3, larger sizes are also available but two weeks should be allowed for larger copies and scans.


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Reference Number: 358 - Last revised: 28/02/00 Edition 4

National Railway Museum
National Railway Museum Library & Archive
Leeman Road
YORK
YO26 4XJ

Person in charge: C.P. Atkins (Librarian)
Telephone: 01904 621261 Ext. 208
Fax: 01904 611112
Email: library@nmsi.ac.uk
Website

Mon-Fri 1030-1700
Closed between Christmas and New Year
Library facilities available by prior appointment only (arrangements should be made by telephone)

Content: Almost complete collection of Airey and Railway Clearing House (RCH) maps, and railway junction diagrams. A large collection of miscellaneous railway maps from a variety of sources.

Photocopying (at staff's discretion).


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Reference Number: 71 - Last revised: 28/02/00 Edition 4

Royal Automobile Club (RAC)
Library
Royal Automobile Club
89 Pall Mall
London
SW1Y 5H5

Person in charge: Mrs. J.B. Williamson (Librarian)
Ms. Moira O'Farrell (Assistant Librarian)
Telephone: 0171 747 3398
Telephone: 0171 747 3350
Fax: 0171 451 9980
Telex: 8813741

Mon-Fri 0830-1730
Open to Club members, bona fide researchers, motoring historians. Prior appointment necessary for non-Members.

Content: Complete sets of RAC publications, including maps, atlases and gazetteers. Full set of standard OS maps. Sets of superseded RAC publications, including maps, touring guides, hotel guides, members' handbooks, etc. Some old travel guides, including Baedeker, Nagel and Michelin.


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Reference Number: 395 - Last revised: 28/02/00 Edition 4

Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW)
National Monuments Record of Wales
Crown Building
Plas Crug
ABERYSTWYTH
Ceredigion
SY23 1NJ

Person in charge: Mrs. Hilary Malaws (Head of Reader Services)
Telephone: 01970 621200 (not direct)
Fax: 01970 627701
Email: nmr.wales@rcahmw.org.uk
Website

Mon-Fri 0930-1600
Restricted service between 1300-1400
Appointments preferred.

Content: Approx. 30,000 sheets covering Wales only. Includes various editions of the OS 10,560 County Series and 1:10,560/1:10,000 NG series. Many sheets carry RCHM manuscript notes about archaeological features. A set of 1:2,500 maps for Wales and an incomplete set of the 2nd ed. 1:2,500 County Series. The latter are the original surveyors' working maps, and carry survey information which underlies the published information. Some sheets were not actually published at this scale, and are therefore probably unique.

Detailed archaeological records include extensive collections of air photographs, terrestrial photographs, measured drawings, surveys, engravings, written records, etc.

Since 1983 the Commission has been responsible for the depiction of archaeology on OS maps, and the mapping and other records associated with this are held.

Photocopying and some other photographic services are available (telephone for details).


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Reference Number: 450 - Last revised: 28/02/00 Edition 4

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
National Monuments Record of Scotland
John Sinclair House
16 Bernard Terrace
EDINBURGH
EH8 9NX

Person in charge: Mrs. D M Murray (Curator Depute)
Telephone: 0131 662 1456 (not direct)
Fax: 0131 662 1477
Email: nmrs@rcahms.gov.uk
Website

Mon-Fri 0930-1630 (Fri 1600)
Closed on some public holidays.
Prior appointment desirable.

Content: Approx. 50,000 sheets. One set of current OS 1:10,000 maps annotated to accompany a computerised database of architectural and archaeological sites in Scotland. One set of current OS 1:2,500 and 1:1,250, together with one set of County Series 1:10,560 maps annotated with field survey information. One set of OS 1:10,560 1st edition maps of Scotland. OS 1:63,360 1st edition for Scotland (incomplete), and mixed Popular and later editions. Current OS 1:50,000. Photocopy of Roy's map of Scotland (1747-55).

Microfilm copies of the OS 1:10,560 1st edition of Scotland, and of the Name Books which accompanied them (originals in the Scottish Record Office). National Air Survey photographs for Scotland, and OS enlarged air photographs (1:2,500 scale).

Microfilm copies of some maps available. Photocopier in Reference Library.


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Reference Number: 124 - Last revised: Edition 4

Royal Greenwich Observatory
Library
Madingley Road
CAMBRIDGE
CB3 0EZ

Person in charge: Ingrid Howard (Librarian)
Technical enquiries to: Dr Robin Catchpole (Plate Librarian)
Telephone: 01223-374000 Exts. 4755, 4786
Fax: 01223-374700
Telex: 817235 RGOSTR

Mon-Fri 0900-1730
Closed between Christmas and New Year.
Access: Primarily for observatory staff. Others on prior application to Librarian only.

Content: Circa 250,000 plates/prints and an unknown number of printed/manuscript maps. The world1s most comprehensive collection of astronomical data and solar sunspot records. Collection dates from 1675.

Terrestrial mapping includes manuscript logs from Cook's second voyage, and early printed maps in, for example, narratives of voyages of discovery.

Houses the AIRY COLLECTION of rare books (astronomy, navigation, etc.).

Photocopying, microfilm and photographic facilities.


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Reference Number: 142 - Last revised: 08/09/05 Edition 4

Royal Institution of Cornwall
Courtney Library
River Street
TRURO
Cornwall
TR1 2SJ

Person in charge: Angela Broome (Librarian)
Telephone: 01872 242786 (direct line)
Email: RIC@royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk

Wesbsite: http://www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk

Mon-Sat 1000-1300, 1400-1700
Prior notice required (in writing) for original maps.

Content: OS 1:63,360 Old Series (1809-13), and 1:10,560 (1906-08) for Cornwall. ca. 80 other loose printed maps, mainly of Cornwall (l7th/18th centuries), and 8 atlases (mainly 19th century) of Britain and the world.

Photocopies can be provided of smaller maps (but not from atlases) on request (A3 maximum).


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Reference Number: 199 - Last revised: 28/02/00 Edition 4

Saddleworth Historical Society/Saddleworth Museum Collections
Saddleworth Museum
High Street
Uppermill
OLDHAM
OL3 6HS

Saddleworth History Society, Mr. W. Theakston (Hon. Archivist)
Saddleworth Museum, Mr. M. Dennett (Hon. Archivist)
Telephone: 0145 787 4093 (direct)
Fax: 01457 870336

Summer Mon-Fri 1000-1700 Winter Mon-Fri 1000-1600
Access by prior appointment only

Content: Maps of the Saddleworth area including 0.S. 1:10,560 and 1:2,500 scales, various editions. Several estate and similar plans. Some 19th century maps.

Photocopying available.


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