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Somerset Archives & Local Studies

South West Heritage Trust

 Over 2,000 manuscript maps including tithe, enclosure, public utility, private estate and parish maps (16th-20th century). 4,000 sheets of Ordnance Survey County Series at 25 and 6” scale, as well as town plans, Inland Revenue valuation, geology & soil surveys, land utilization, and small scale county maps from 1575. Post-war NGR sheets from 1952-2000 at 1:2,500 and 1:1,250 scale, and Goad plans.

Historic, manorial and estate maps catalogue available online at

Paper catalogues available for OS County and NGR sheets.

Historic Somerset maps available online on the Know Your Place website:


Somerset Heritage Centre, Brunel Way, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton TA2 6SF

Main contact

Duty Archivist

Telephone number

01823 278805 (Enquiries) 01823 337600 (Appointments)


Opening hours

Tues-Fri 09.00-17.00, 2nd Saturday of each month 09.00-13.30


Reference only.
Appointments are recommended: last document requests are 16.00 on weekdays and 13.00 on Saturdays.


Digital copying, photocopying, photographing and scanning from microforms available.


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