Cambridgeshire Archives

Cambridgeshire County Council

Circa 5,000 OS maps and plans (all scales), and 2,400 others mainly concerning old Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. Estate, enclosure, tithe and land drainage maps, plans of proposed public utilities, etc., l7th-20th centuries.
Special collections include BEDFORD LEVEL CORPORATION (land drainage maps, 1604-1928), six coloured navigational charts of the East Indies, Indo-China and the Persian Gulf (1693-1701), and MAPS OF THARP PLANTATIONS IN JAMAICA (17th and 18th centuries).

Access to on-line catalogue and hand lists of inclosure and tithe maps available on the website.

See also Sarah Bendall, Maps, Land and Society: A History, with a Carto-bibliography, of Cambridgeshire Estate Maps, 1600-1836 (Cambridge University Press, 1992)

Photocopying, photographic and ultra-violet lamp facilities are available. Exhibition loans by arrangement.

Address

Shire Hall, Castle Hill, CAMBRIDGE CB3 0AP

Main contact

Telephone number

01223 699399

Opening hours

Tues-Fri 0900-1700 Tue (by appointment only) 1700-2000 Every third Saturday in the month (by appointment only) 0900-1600.

Access

Anyone, on production of proof of name and address which enables a reader's ticket to be issued.
Prior appointment strongly advised.

Facilities

Photocopying, photographic and ultra-violet lamp facilities are available. Exhibition loans by arrangement.

Catalogues

Access to on-line catalogue and hand lists of inclosure and tithe maps available on the website.

Last revision

30-Mar-10

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