The Tithe Maps Of England And Wales A Cartographic Analysis Essay

England - see also under England & Wales below

NB. For EACH COUNTY, select from the Genmaps index

  • Armada. Expeditionis Hispanorum in Angliam vera descriptio. Anno Do: M D LXXXVIII (a facsimile of the Kraus copy of the volume with maps by Robert Adams and Augustine Ryther (enlargeable to high res.), tracing the course of the 1588 Spanish Armada – Library of Congress) {October, 2017}
  • England. Canals. ‘Maps of the Canals: Old maps of waterways and docks’ (high res. maps and plans of Manchester and the Mersey from the ‘mid 1800s to 1946’ - Canal Archive) {February, 2005}
  • England. Canals. 'Maps & plans from History of the Manchester Ship Canal' (high res. scans of the illustrations in the 2-volume history of the canal between Manchester and Liverpool, by Sir Bosdin Leech (Manchester: Sherratt & Hughes, 1907, the text already online - Martin Dodge) {December, 2009}
  • England. 'Image catalogues, indexes and online databases' (a gateway site, with an extensive, annotated listing of image and text sites for England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales - Jean Manco, Researching Historic Buildings in the British Isles) {November, 2007}
  • England. Ordnance Survey see below under 'Great Britain. Ordnance Survey'
  • England. ‘South Coast Harbours 1698’ (a facsimile of the report by Edmund Dummer and Thomas Wiltshaw, comprising 18 charts with text (all enlargeable to high res.) of the coast from Dover to Land’s End, including transcripts of all notes on the charts, and with key letters on the charts treated as hotspots with ALT text explanation, and with a wide range of illustrated notes on 'chart features - Southampton Water and Solent' - Jean and Martin Norgate, with notes by Adrian Webb, 2002) {March, 2005}
  • England. Towns. ‘Ordnance Survey Town Plans of England and Wales, 1840s-1890s’ (‘Our coverage currently just includes 38 towns in south-west England, as well as London (1893-96), but it will expand geographically as scanning continues’ - National Library of Scotland) {January, 2018}

  • English counties - see under British Isles and Great Britain and, for each county, select from the Genmaps index

  • England - Bedfordshire. 'Community archives' (with the aim of including for each town, village or hamlet in the county high res. details, comprising 'parts of the 25" to the mile OS maps for c.1880 and c.1900, a section from the parish inclosure map or tithe apportionment map...' - Bedfordshire County Council) {November, 2007}
  • England - Berkshire. 'New Landscapes: Enclosure in Berkshire' ('The maps and land awards on this site show the process of enclosing the common fields of the county of Berkshire between 1738 and 1883'; searchable and linked to the OS 6 inch map of c.1880, and with explanatory text including an index of surveyors - Berkshire Record Office). [Also here] {July, 2005}
  • England - Berkshire. 'Reading Local Studies Scanned Collection' (select 'Estate Maps' for high res. pdf images from seven estates - Reading Borough Libraries) {November, 2007}
  • England - Berkshire. 'Sense of Place South East: telling the story' (searching for 'plan OR map' found 527 zoomable images (though most are not maps) relating to Hampshire, the Thames, Slough and Greenham Common) {November, 2007}
  • England - Bristol. 'Know Your Place. Learning and sharing information about historic Bristol' (with the aid, inter alia, of maps from eight epochs between 1750 and 2010, this enables people 'to explore their neighbourhoods through historic maps, images and linked information' - Bristol City Council) {March, 2011}
  • England – Bristol. ‘Putting Bristol on the map’ (a well-illustrated note by Pamela Parkes, 26 April 2017) {May, 2017}
  • England - Cambridgeshire. Carlton and Willingham Green (medium res. images of an estate map of 1767 and Land Duty map of 1910) {April, 2005}
  • + England - Cambridgeshire. 'Unfolding Landscapes: Maps of Cambridgeshire from Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II' (low res. images illustrating the summary to the 2003 exhibition at Cambridge University Library) {October, 2003}
  • England - Cambridgeshire. Cambridge University Library (a selection of plans of Cambridge, enlargeable to high res.) {September, 2015}
  • England - Channel Islands - Jersey. ‘Old Maps of the Island of Jersey‘ (10 high res. images - Harold Fears) {February, 2005}
  • England - Cheshire. 'e- Mapping Victorian Cheshire: Cheshire's Tithe Maps Online' (almost 500 tithe maps, enlargeable to high res., with the possibility of split-screen comparison between those and OS maps of c.1875 and 1910, and aerial photographs; as you enlarge or pan one image the paired image changes to match it; search can be by owner or geographical name, related to information about land use, occupancy and ownership from the accompanying tithe apportionments; see the 'Frequently Asked Questions' for background information; an imaginative and helpful site - Cheshire County Council) {October, 2007}
  • England - Cheshire. ‘Old Maps and Aerial Views of Chester’ (medium res. images - The Black & White Picture Place) {May, 2004}
  • England - Cheshire. Christleton (a small selection of high res. details, 1577-1870 - Richard Nicholson) {March, 2005}
  • England - Cumbria. Banks Collection (low to medium res. images of maps donated by Sydney Banks of Toronto, of Cumbria, South America, Canada, World - McMaster University Library) {July, 2003}
  • England - Derbyshire. 'Lower Dove (Derby/Staffs border) Tithe Maps and Apportionments' (images of redrawn tithe maps of 17 of the 32 townships (1839-50) with more recent maps for comparison - ancestry.com) {November, 2007}
  • England - Devon. 'Dawlish Warren. Early maps' (8 medium res. details of the Exmouth area - Devon Library and Information Services) {December, 2001}
  • England - Devon. ‘Digital map of historic Devon’ (medium to high res. images of the Saxton, Donn (partial) and Greenwood maps, with a link to a Gazetteer (selecting a place offers a lead to the relevant section of the Donn map); see also the general Maps search page, which includes map lists for the Westcountry Studies Library and a search facility - Ian Maxted, Devon County Council) {February, 2005}
  • England - Devon. ‘Ordnance Survey Town Plans of England and Wales, 1840s-1890s’ (‘Our coverage currently just includes 38 towns in south-west England, as well as London (1893-96), but it will expand geographically as scanning continues’ - National Library of Scotland) {January, 2018}
  • England - Devon. 'Printed Maps of Devon, 1575-1837. Second Edition' (the full text of the carto-bibliography by Kit Batten & Francis Bennett, originally published in 1996, incorporating numerous additions and corrections, illustrated with low-medium res. images) {July, 2013}
  • England - Devon. ‘World War 2 : German military intelligence documents’ (includes several medium res. map details and postcards from the set issued for the German General Staff in 1941 - Local Studies Service, Devon County Council) {February, 2005}
  • England - Devon - Exeter. ‘Town plans of Exeter’ (an account of plans from 1587, illustrated with low res. images - Ian Maxted, Devon County Council) {February, 2005}
  • England - Devon. Maps of Plymouth (fairly high res. maps, plans and extracts, 16th-19th century - Steve Johnson) {March, 2005}
  • England - Dorset. ‘Dorset Coast Digital Archive’ (select ‘Interactive maps’ or ‘Image Library’, then ‘Search’ - [entering ‘map’ into ‘Basic Search’ led to 890 medium res. images, of tithe and other maps, 18th-20th centuries]) {February, 2005}
  • England - Dorset. 'Dorsetshire Maps' (a selection, 1627-1935, of county maps and details, mostly in high res. - Dorsetshire.com) {May, 2005}
  • England - Dorset - Burton Bradstock. ‘Old Maps & Tithes’ (a small selection of high res. images) {February, 2005}
  • England - Durham. ('the GIS allows you to interact with both modern and historical maps of County Durham and the immediate surrounding areas', providing access to Ordnance Survey 6-inch plans from 1856 onwards - Durham County Council) {January, 2008}
  • England - Durham (details from 25 inch Ordnance Survey maps from the 1890s and later, from which to locate coal and lead mines - Durham Mining Museum) {February, 2007}
  • England - Durham. 'Keys to the Past' (offering access to high res. details of 19th and 20th century maps via the place-name ['Local Histories'] - Durham and Northumberland County Councils) {November, 2007}
  • England - Durham. 'Pictures in Print' (catalogue and thumbnails of printed maps and topographical prints of County Durham created before 1860. Once a thumbnail has been retrieved via a search, you are offered access to 220 zoomable high res. maps (out of 1,770 items in total) via the downloadable plug-in, ER Mapper Image Web Server) {August, 2001 - amended January 2002}
  • England – Gloucestershire. Large-scale OS maps and plans for Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire: Georeferenced 25 inch first edition layer, SW England, 1873-1888, also OS Town Plans of England and Wales, SW England, 1840s-1890s and Georeferenced Town Plan layer, SW England, 1880s - National Library of Scotland) {July, 2016}
  • England - Hampshire - Bournemouth. 'Streets of Bournemouth' (the 'Map Comparison' allows you to contrast, side-by-side, maps from the early 19th-century tithe survey onwards with the modern outline - Bournemouth University) {September, 2010}
  • England - Hampshire. ‘Checklist of Hampshire Maps’ (a chronological list of ‘known maps of the county, plus maps that put Hampshire in its context in England’ (1350s-1920s), with thumbnails when very high res. scans are available (evidently covering over 850 maps); a catalogue of items in the Map Collection of Hampshire CC Museums Service (HMCMS), in ‘identity’ number order, with a chronological browsing list of those illustrated; supplemented with very extensive descriptive notes - a large and complex site, by Martin Norgate, 2004) {March, 2005}
  • England - Hampshire. 'The North Hampshire Tithe Map Project' (select Maps for high res. copies of nine Tithe maps (variously as JPG and TIF files) in the present Borough of Basingstoke & Deane; passing the cursor over the JPG versions brings up the associated owner/occupier and survey details (also available via a searchable database) - Gerry Dutton) {May, 2005}
  • England - Hampshire. 'Old Hampshire mapped' (enlargeable, fast-loading, high res. images of 24 maps, each with accompanying notes and bibliography, indexes, gazetteers, feature details with commentary (see ‘Topics’ or the ‘General Index’), analysis of roadbooks and itineraries, related texts, etc., and a separate annotated Gazetteer of about 8000 places - a complex, detailed and highly imaginative site - Jean and Martin Norgate. See their own Site record; 'Old Hampshire mapped: providing good access to early printed county maps', The Cartographic Journal, 41:1 (2004), pp.47-53; and further comments on 'About the listing of early map image sites on the web') {March, 2005}
  • England - Hampshire. 'Sense of Place South East: telling the story' (searching for 'plan OR map' found 527 zoomable images (though most are not maps) relating to Hampshire, the Thames, Slough and Greenham Common) {November, 2007}
  • England - Hampshire. ‘South Coast Harbours 1698’ (a facsimile of the report by Edmund Dummer and Thomas Wiltshaw, comprising 18 charts with text (all enlargeable to high res.) of the coast from Dover to Land’s End, including transcripts of all notes on the charts, and with key letters on the charts treated as hotspots with ALT text explanation, and with a wide range of illustrated notes on 'chart features - Southampton Water and Solent' - Jean and Martin Norgate, with notes by Adrian Webb, 2002) {March, 2005}
  • England - Hampshire. 'MapSouthampton (interactive map)' (a GIS that allows you to load plans of 1846 and 1870 and then overlay current mapping, using a Java Applet) {July, 2005}
  • England - Hertfordshire. 'Maps of Hertfordshire' (Chris Reynolds) {July, 2005}
  • England - Hertfordshire. 'The Road Through Harpenden' (a small selection of low to medium res. maps and details - illustrating a talk by Chris Reynolds) {May, 2005}
  • England - Hertfordshire. 'Early maps and plans of Welwyn Garden City' (54 maps from 1920 - Alan Cash) {March, 2011}
  • England - Isle of Man (a growing selection of low to medium res. images; also check the homepage - Frances Coakley) {August, 2002}
  • England - Kent. 'Printed Maps of Kent 1575-1900' (a book-length cartobibliography, of the most thorough type, compiled by R.A. [Tony] Burgess and listing every published map and their sometimes numerous variants, with a large collection of images, for recognition, rather than study, purposes) {February, 2009}
  • England - Kent. Pembury, History (a selection of high res. map details) {June 2017}
  • England - Kent - 'Margate Maps' (a selection, enlargeable via Zoomify to high res., 1736-1872 - Anthony Lee) {February, 2011}
  • England - 'Lancashire Historic Maps (images of over 60 maps, enlargeable to high res. (some in more than one state) used as illustrations in: Ian Saunders, Printed Maps of Lancashire: the first two hundred years (Centre for North-West Regional Studies, Lancaster University, 2013)) {January, 2014}
  • England - Lancashire. 'Old Maps' (a selection of high res. maps: of the county, of smaller areas, and large-scale town plans, 1610-1890; with a link to 'Maps and Related Information Online' (MARIO) - Lancashire County Council) {December, 2003}
  • England - Lancashire. 'Lancaster Historic Maps' (about 30 town plans, sections from county maps, road maps, etc., mostly high res. - Lancaster University) {August, 2005}
  • England – Lancashire - Manchester. ‘Campus maps through time’ (Martin Dodge, University of Manchester Library, and School of Environment, Education and Development) {March, 2016}
  • England - Lancashire - Manchester. 'Historical maps of Manchester' (featuring the Marr map of Manchester housing, and 20 maps - from Tinker 1772 to Geographica 1960 - which can be viewed side-by-side or viewed with a current base map or aerial imagery) {February, 2012}
  • England - Lancashire - Manchester. 'Mapping Manchester: Cartographic Stories of the City' (the full text (38-page pdf) of the exhibition at the John Rylands Library, Manchester, 2009-2010, edited by Martin Dodge and Chris Perkins; a 30 Mg version with high res. scans is here) {October, 2009}
  • England - Lancashire - Manchester. 'Online Map Collection' (over 300 maps from the late 18th to mid-19th century, viewable in high res. via Luna - University of Manchester Library) {December, 2012}
  • The focus of Roger’s research is the history of maps and mapping for which he has obtained substantial funding, enabling employment of his principal collaborator, Dr Richard Oliver, continuously since 1987. Books published in the last 20 years include: Cadastral Maps in the Service of the State (University of Chicago Press, 1992 and winner of the Newberry Library Kenneth Nebenzahl Prize), The Tithe Maps of England and Wales (Cambridge University Press, 1995, reprinted 2011, and winner of the Library Association’s McColvin Medal), Historical Atlas of South-West England (Exeter University Press, 1999), English Maps: a History (British Library, 2000), The Enclosure of Maps of England and Wales, 1585-1918 (Cambridge University Press, 2004, reprinted 2011), and England's Landscape: The South West (English Heritage 2006), British Town Maps:  a history (British Library, 2015) ; this accompanies an electronic Catalogue of British Town Maps hosted by the Institute of Historical Research. In 2008 he was appointed editor of Cartography in the Nineteenth Century (University of Chicago Press) and funded by US National Endowment for Humanities and Natural Science Foundation.

    Externally, Roger Kain has served as Secretary and Chair of the Institute of British Geographers Historical Geography Research Group and was Chair of the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference in 2002, President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science Geography Section in 2004, and a member of the DfES Higher Education Research Forum. He was a member of the UUK and HEFCE/AHRC working groups on research assessment after 2008 and a founder-member of the Research Information Network Advisory Board. He was a member of HEFCE Research Committee, 2009-13 and is currently serving on the HEFCE Metrics Review Group and REF Impact Evaluation Steering Group. Roger was a member of the AHRC Council from 2008 to 2014. He has chaired the British Academy’s Human Geography and Social Anthropology Section, was founder chair of its Research Grants Committee, between 2002-10 was the Academy’s Treasurer and is currently Vice-President for Research and Higher Education Policy.

    From 2011 to 2017, Roger Kain was Dean of the School of Advanced Study and is currently Professor of the Humanities.

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