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Oxfordshire History for Continuing Education: Finding maps

A guide to finding resources on the history of Oxford and Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire History Centre

The Oxfordshire History Centre has an extensive collection of printed maps and also provides digital mapping facilities

British History Online

British History Online  includes Ordnance Survey 1:10,560 and 1:2.500 Epoch 1 maps for Oxfordshire and Berkshire. Freely available.

Old Maps Online

 Old Maps Online is a portal to a number of digitised map collections. It is freely available

OS Open Data

Limited free services offered by Ordnance Survey

Bodleian Libraries map collections

The Bodleian Libraries have extensive printed map collections as well as excellent digital mapping facilities.

A good starting point for finding information about map collections is the guide 'Finding aids for Maps'. This includes instructions for using Map Search on SOLO.

You may also find the Bodleian Library Map Room website useful.

Digimap is a key resource for digital mapping and includes historic Ordnance Survey maps from mid 1800s to the early 1900s. Maps can be viewed on screen, saved for printing or downloaded as data for use in GIS. If you have not used GIS tools before, you are advised to contact the Map Room staff. Also, please note that a Single Sign On is required, even if you are using a PC connected to the Oxford network.