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Reference Number: 451 - Last revised: 09/01/2013 Edition 7

The National Records of Scotland (NRS)
HM General Register House
EDINBURGH
EH1 3YY

Enquiries to: Historical Search Room, HM General Register House, Edinburgh EH1 3YY
Person in charge: Plans Officer
Telephone: 0131 270 5803 (Plans Officer)
Telephone: 0131 535 1334 (Historical Search Room)
Fax: 0131 535 1328
Email: enquiries@nas.gov.uk

Historical Search Room is open Mon-Fri 0900-1630.
Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day (and day after), Good Friday, Easter Monday, Local Spring, and Autumn Holidays.

Access by reader's ticket for research purposes only.
Access will normally be given to a digital image of a plan in the Historical Search Room, rather than to the original record. For each plan access request submitted to the Historical Search Room only 6 individual plans or 1 bound set of plans (plan book) can be requested at once.

Where a plan has not already been imaged, NRS will aim to make an image available in the Historical Search Room within ten working days of the request being accepted. In certain cases it may also be possible to view a plan remotely on the ScotlandsPlaces website, www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk.

If NRS is unable to make a plan available in this way owing to its condition, or for technical, ownership or copyright reasons, it may be possible to inspect the original plan at the Plans facility at Thomas Thomson House, on a Wednesday morning or afternoon, by appointment with the Historical Search Room.

Content: Over 130,000 plans - estate, architectural, railway, road, mines and public utilities, mainly for Scotland (late 17th century to date).

Over 15,000 technical drawings (19th and 20th centuries).

Publications include Descriptive List of Plans in Scottish Record Office (HMSO, Vol.1 (1966); Vol.2 (1970); Vol.3 (1974); Vol.4 (1988)).


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Reference Number: 448 - Last revised: 04/04/00 Edition 4

Royal Museum of Scotland:Department of Science and Technology History

National Museums of Scotland
Royal Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street
EDINBURGH
EH1 1JF

Person in charge: Ms. E Rowan (Head of Library)
Enquiries to: Mrs. W. Harley
Telephone: 0131 247 4138
Email: library@nms.ac.uk
Website

Mon-Fri 1000-1230, 1400-1700 (Fri 1630) Closed public holidays.
Access by appointment only.

Content: Several hundred topographical maps and about 30 atlases. Current topographical and geological mapping for use by museum staff.

Photocopier available.


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Reference Number: 449 - Last revised: 28/02/00 Edition 4

Royal Museum of Scotland:Department of Science and Technology History

National Museums of Scotland
Department of Science and Technology History
Chambers Street
EDINBURGH
EH1 1JF

Person in charge: Miss A.D. Morrison-Low
Telephone: 0131 225 7534 (Switchboard)
Telephone: 0131 247 4248 (direct)
Fax: 0131 220 4819
Email: admin@nms.ac.uk
Web-site: http://www.museum.scotland.net - http://www.nms.ac.uk

Mon-Sat 1000-1700; Sun 1200-1700
Prior appointment necessary for maps.

Content: Small collection of historical maps showing the development of surveying and cartography.


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Reference Number: 125 - Last revised: 28/02/00 Edition 4

Scott Polar Research Institute
Lensfield Road
CAMBRIDGE
CB2 1ER

Enquiries to: Information Assistant (Mrs. Shirley Sawtell)
Telephone: 01223 336552 (direct)
Fax: 01223 336549
Email: 55119@cus.cam.ac.uk
Telex: 81240 CAMSPL G

Mon-Fri 0900-1300, 1400-1700
Access: Please notify in advance.

Content: Circa 24,000 sheet maps and 100 atlases. Historical and current topographic, earth science (particularly glaciological), and oceanographic charts of the Antarctic, Arctic and adjacent regions.

Photocopying available.


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Reference Number: 342 - Last revised: 24/04/09 Edition 6.

The Shakespeare Centre
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 6QW

Person in charge: Ms Mairi Macdonald
Telephone: 01789 201816/204016
Fax: 01789 296083
Email: records@shakespeare.org.uk
Website: http://www.shakespeare.org.uk/content/view/19/19/

  • Open : Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri 10-5; Wed 10-7; Sat 9.30-12.30
  • Wheelchair access
  • From the beginning of February 2009 the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive Reading Room will be closed on Wednesdays for a six month period. Opening hours will be: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10.00 - 17.00; Saturday 09.30 - 12.30
  • Proof of identity required

Content: Manuscript estate maps of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire (1600-1900); early OS maps, at various scales, of the local area; early printed maps of Warwickshire.

Photocopying, photography and microfiche reader/printer available.


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Reference Number: 422 - Last revised: 28/02/00 Edition 4

Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum
40 Albert Place
Dumbarton Road
STIRLING
FK8 2RQ

Person in charge: Mr. Michael McGinnes (Collections Manager)
Telephone: 01786 471917
Fax: 01786 449523
Email: smithartgallery@demon.co.uk
Website

Mon-Fri 0900-1700
Access to maps by appointment only. Requests for loans will be considered.

Content: Very small collection of historic maps of the Stirling area, including Grasson (1819), Wood (1820), and Edgar (1745). Large scale geological maps of Stirling (1929).


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Reference Number: 319 - Last revised: 28/02/00 Edition 4

Surrey Archaeological Society
The Librarian
Castle Arch
GUILDFORD
Surrey
GU1 35X

Person in charge: Miss G.M. Drew (Hon. Librarian)
Enquiries to: Mrs. S K Ashcroft (Assistant Librarian)
Telephone: 01483 532454
Fax: 01483 532454
Email: surreyarch@compuserve.com

Mon-Sat 0930-1700 (Members only)
Access by appointment only for non-members.

Content: Approx. 1,700 sheets. Historical maps of Surrey and neighbouring counties. Includes pre-OS maps; OS maps of varying scales and dates; also MS maps, e.g. estate maps, and copies of originals held elsewhere.

Of interest are the GARDNER COLLECTION (42 county maps from Saxton to Greenwood) and the HOOPER COLLECTION (a set of OS 1:63,360 Old Series (or First Edition)).

Photocopying facilities available.

Note: Surrey Record Office (same building) now holds the Society's manuscript archive collections.


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Reference Number: 326 - Last revised: 04/04/00 Edition 4

Sussex Archaeological Society
Barbican House
High Street
LEWES
East Sussex
BN7 1YE

Person in charge: Pamela Haines (Hon. Librarian)
Telephone: 01273 405738

Mon-Fri 1000-1700 for non-members
7 days a week for members, including bank holidays other than Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Access to non-members is on payment for a 'day ticket' for the museum, castle, etc. Prior appointment is advisable. [Day Ticket 3.00]

Content: Approx. 500 printed maps, reproductions, etc. from 16th century onwards.

Approx. 600 MS maps, mainly of Sussex, (1600- ) are now housed in the East Sussex and West Sussex Record Offices. Publications include Catalogue of Maps in the Custody of the Sussex Archaeological Society (K.W. Dickins).


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Reference Number: 396 - Last revised: 28/02/00 Edition 4

Tenby Museum & Art Gallery
Castle Hill
TENBY
Pembrokeshire
SA70 7BP

Person in charge: John Benyon (Hon. Curator)
Telephone: 01834 2809
Fax: 01834 2809
Email: tenbymuseum@hotmail.com
Website

Easter - October Daily 10:00-17:00
Nov. - Easter Mon-Fri 1000-17:00
Closed 14 days over Christmas, otherwise open on all bank holidays.
Prior appointment essential for researchers.

Content: Historic maps of Pembrokeshire (16th-l9th century). Local coastal charts (l7th-19th century).

Publishes Early Printed Maps of Wales in Tenby Museum (by David Rhys-Jones, rev. 1986 by John Tipton).

Photocopying available.


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Reference Number: 126 - Last revised: 28/02/00 Edition 4

Tyndale House
Tyndale House Library
36 Selwyn Gardens
Cambridge
CB3 9BA

Person in charge: Dr. E A Magba
Telephone: 01223 566604 (direct)
Fax: 01223 566608
Email: librarian@tyndale.cam.ac.uk
Website

Mon-Fri 0830-1730
Access by arrangement only.

Content: A small collection of maps (ca.270) of the Negev and Palestine, at 1:20,000 and 1:10,000 (1940s to ca.1960).

Photocopying available.


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Reference Number: 232 - Last revised: 28/02/00 Edition 4

Vale of Evesham Historical Society
The Almonry Heritage Centre
Abbey Gate
EVESHAM
Worcs.
WR11 4BG

Person in charge: Tony Whiting (Manager)
Telephone: 01386 446944
Fax: 01386442348
Email: almonry@eveshamtc.ndirect.co.uk

Mon-Sat 1000-1700; Sun 1400-1700

Content: Ca. 1,000 MS estate and other maps for the Evesham area. The collection is in the process of being catalogued.

Research Room. Photocopier (to A3 size).


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Reference Number: 402 - Last revised: 28/02/00 Edition 4

Museum of Welsh Life
St. Fagans Library
CARDIFF
CF5 6XB

Person in charge: Niclas L. Walker (Librarian)
Telephone: (029) 2057 3446
Fax: (029) 2057 3490
Website

Mon-Fri 09:30-13:00, 13:45-16:30
Access by prior arrangement with the Librarian.

Content: OS maps relating to Wales, including 1:50,000 and 1:25,000 (complete). Certain larger scale maps, Soil Survey, administrative and historical maps.

A small collection of aerial photographs of certain parts of Wales is kept in the Museum's archive.

A photocopier is available.

Amgueddfa Werin Cymru
Llyfrgel
Sain Ffagan
CAERDYDD
CF5 6XB


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Reference Number: 407 - Last revised: 28/02/00 Edition 4

Welsh Assembly
Map Library
Crown Building
Cathays Park
CARDIFF
CF1 3NQ

Person in charge: Mr. R Helm (Map Librarian)
Telephone: (029) 2082 3817 (direct)
Fax: (029) 2082 3080
Email: bob.helm@wales.gov.uk

Mon-Fri 0900-1600
by appointment only.

Content: Up to 100,000 maps, etc. including archives. Holds maps of Wales and Welsh counties on a range of scales and themes, including OS maps. Maps of Wales produced by the Welsh Office, generally based on government statistics. Large collection of aerial photographs of Wales.

Wide range of maps are available for sale (catalogue on request).


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Reference Number: 354 - Last revised: 07/04/06 Editon 5

Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
Library
Wiltshire Heritage Museum
41 Long Street
DEVIZES
Wilts.
SN10 1NS

Person in charge: Dr L Haycock (Librarian)
Telephone: 01380 727369
Fax: 01380 722150
Email: wanhs@wiltshireheritage.org.uk
Website: www.wiltshireheritage.org.uk

Open: Library open Tue to Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Content: Between 1,000 and 2,000 maps. A broad based collection of material with any relevance to the interests of the Society (e.g. topographical, antiquarian, archaeological or natural history). The collection has 542 of the 718 maps of Wiltshire listed by Thomas Chubb in his Catalogue of the Printed Maps of Wiltshire 1576-1885 (WANHS, Devizes, 1911). Large collection of OS maps of the county at all scales.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
include the original 1:10,560 OS maps used by O.G.S. Crawford in his survey (with annotations), and those used by Dr. T.R. Thomson (annotated with Saxon field names). Also a few tithe and estate maps.

The Society's collection of manuscript maps has been presented to the County Record Office.


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Reference Number: 108 - Last revised: 28/02/00 Edition 4

St. Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle
The Archivist
The Chapter Office,
The Cloisters,
Windsor Castle,
WINDSOR,
Berkshire
SL4 1NJ

Enquiries to: The Archivist (Dr Eileen Scarf)
Telephone: 01753 857942
Fax: 01753 857942

Access: Strictly by appointment only.

Content: Maps of college estates (18/19th centuries), Oxford Canal, and Windsor extension of London and South Western Railway. Photocopies and photographic copies can be supplied.


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Reference Number: 130 - Last revised: 28/02/00 Edition 4

Wisbech and Fenland Museum
Museum Square,
WISBECH,
Cambs.
PE13 1ES

Enquiries to: Dr. Robin Hanley (Curator and Librarian)
Telephone: 01945 583817
Fax: 01945 589050

Tue-Sat 1000-1700 (1600 Oct-Mar).
Closed Good Friday and from Christmas Eve to New Years Eve.
Access: By appointment only.

Content: Circa 340 sheets and 40 atlases. Local collection of mainly 18th and 19th century estate, land and drainage maps. Atlases include two Ptolomy Geographiae (1508 and 1511), a Saxton (1579), two Speeds (1611), and a Pitt (1680) -catalogued as part of the library.

Photocopying to order.


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Reference Number: 384 - Last revised: 26/6/13 Edition 7

Yorkshire Archaeological Society
Claremont
23 Clarendon Road
LEEDS
LS2 9NZ

Person in charge: Miss K McHugh (Archivist)
Telephone: 0113 245 7910 (direct)
Library Telephone: 0113 245 6362 (direct)
Archives Email: yas.archives@googlemail.com
www.yas.org.uk

Open: Tuesdays-Thursday 10.00-17.30, Fridays 10.00-13.00, Saturdays (library only, no archive access) 9.30-17.00.
Prior appointment needed for Archives.

Content: Collection of printed and manuscript maps and plans mainly relating to Yorkshire.

Collection of aerial photographs.

Publications include Catalogue of Maps and Plans in the Library of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society, G.E.Kirk (1937); *Catalogue of Manuscripts and Deeds in the Library of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society 1867-1931 (reprinted 1986); *Guide to the Archive Collections of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society 1931-1983, S Thomas (1985).
* Includes materials and maps.


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