MCG Toolbox 5: Government Agencies, OS and Reference Sources

UK Government Agencies :: Ordnance Survey :: Gazetteers

UK Government Agencies

Ordnance Survey resources

Dealers in OS mapping

Second Hand, Reproduction and Digitised OS Maps

  • Alan Godfrey Maps - Publisher of reduced reproductions of OS maps, mainly 1:2,500 county series maps, with text describing local history, etc
  • David Archer Maps - Holds extensive stocks of used maps mostly at six-inch and the smaller scales
  • Landmark - Co-operated with OS to scan the County Series maps some of which are available free over the www at It may also be possible to purchase the data on CD-ROM
  • Sitescope have scanned the pre-1950 1:10,560 OS maps in the collections of the Royal Geographical Society and the mapping was available, on a county basis, on CD-ROM. The data is now avaiable via Landmark (see above)


These pages were compiled by: April Carlucci (British Library Map Library); Tinho da Cruz (Department of Geography, University of Liverpool), and; Anne Taylor (Cambridge University Library). They are maintained by the Map Curators' Group of the BCS. Colleagues are requested to help keep this information current by suggesting corrections or additions