Online mapping and historic resources

Several volunteers have asked about the online resources they can use at home to look at our sites in more detail, and in particular those that have map based information. Here is a list of key sites:

http://maps.nls.uk/   – Free online historic maps which cover the whole country – the coverage of various date maps is expanding all the time

View additional historic maps, including land utilisation surveys, at http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/maps/   – the go to site for census information on places and parishes (as opposed to individuals)

http://explorer.geowessex.com/ – Here you can look at designated archaeology in Dorset and historic map layers, & aerial photographs

http://pastscape.org.uk/ – PastScape is a quick and easy way to search over 420,000 records held in the National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE).

http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/artsheritageandlibraries/museumhistoryheritage/wiltshireandswindonhistoricenvironmentrecord/wshermap.htm – to search more detailed records of archaeology in Wiltshire. The equivalent Dorset dataset is not online at this time – but the project had the information for the area around the Wor Barrow which is included in our Wor Barrow Handout

http://www.wshc.eu/our-services/wiltshire-local-studies.html?id=94:historic-photograph-and-print-collection.html – Historic Photographs of Wiltshire.

Let me know if you have any other suggestions and I will include them here on this page

Emma  – 22.02.2016

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