05 January 2018

Detailed Birmingham Street Maps ca 1887

The January issue of the UK's Family Tree magazine brings news of a project to digitize about 400 very detailed street maps of Birmingham and its surroundings that were surveyed by The Ordnance Survey around 1887-1888.
Each map covers an area of about 500 yards by 350 yards, and the scale of 1:500 means that pillar boxes, lamp posts and garden details can be clearly seen.  Several are now available.
Digitisation when complete will cover mostly the Warwickshire parts of the city; maps are not available for the Worcestershire and Staffordshire sectors.
Maps are £5.00 each for download. There's a free Birmingham comprehensive INDEX, valuable by itself, including Streets, Roads, Terraces, Yards, Passages, etc., Public Houses, Hotels, Railway Stations, Hospitals, Schools, Churches, Post Offices, Police Stations, Wharfs and Industry plus many other Places of Interest available from http://www.bmsgh-shop.org.uk/pdf/Birmingham_maps_index.pdf/.

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