In 1791 the Board of Ordnance established a body to survey Britain; the first 1-inch map, which showed Kent, was produced in 1801. The other counties of the United Kingdom followed. These first-edition maps were updated as the Victorian age progressed; new roads and
railways were added, and major new buildings such as factories, gas and water works marked. It is from these enhanced 6-inch maps that the Frith Ordnance Survey maps have been created.
This South Shields, 1895 - 1920 was hand-drawn in 1895 - 1920 by the cartographers of the Ordnance Survey.
Packed with fascinating finely-reproduced detail, look out for your house if it was built at the time, or its site if it wasn't.
Prints are available to buy in a range of sizes and styles. Printed to your order in crisp black and white, our maps feature a compass rose and decorative scale border and can be supplied ready to hang.
Maps supplied are the earliest date available for that location. This typically ranges from around 1860 to 1940, although most are from the turn of the century.
This is a sample section to give you an idea of the extraordinary level of detail you can expect to find on your own historical map.
Packed with fascinating finely-reproduced detail, look out for your house if it was built at the time or its site if it wasn't.