Historic Ordnance Survey Map of Aberbeeg, 1916
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Taken from original individual sheets and digitally stitched together to form a single seamless layer, this fascinating Historic Ordnance Survey map of Aberbeeg, Gwent is available in a wide range of products, including prints, canvas prints, jigsaws, mugs, tea towels etc.

Important Information: As these maps are created from digital scans which have been painstakingly joined together from many original single sheet maps, some discrepancies are inevitable where the separate sheets meet. This can manifest itself in the form of misaligned roads, railways and other map artefacts running north/south or east/west within the map. Where possible we have tried to minimise the impact this has upon your enjoyment of any products using these maps. Read More Information

Aberbeeg, 1916

Map ref: HOSM35191


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About This Map
  • Original scale: 1:10560
  • Year drawn: 1916
  • Series: Ordnance Survey County Series
  • Series survey years: 1841-1938
  • Map reference: hosm35191
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Surveyed 1791-1874, published 1805-1874. Scale is 1:10,000.

The origins of the six-inch to the mile maps (1:10,560) date back to 1824 when this scale was adopted for a survey of Ireland. By 1840 it had been decided to extend the project to Great Britain. To conduct a survey at such a scale, every corner of the country, including private property, would need to be visited. The following year, the Survey Act was passed which gave surveyors the right to enter any land for the purposes of carrying out their duties. It also specified the types of boundaries that the new maps were to display (down to parish level).

Sample of a Revised New Series (Colour) Map
A sample of the 1:10,000 scale County Series Map.

Work began in Lancashire and Yorkshire in 1841 and in Scotland in 1843 with the first sheet appearing in 1846. It was not until 1890 that maps covering the whole country had been published, the first generation of what later became known as the County Series.

By that time revisions to the earlier sheets were already underway, a rolling process that continued until the last County Series sheets were superseded by the 1:10,000 National Grid Edition in the 1980s. Each sheet appeared in up to six editions, displaying various evolutions of detail, format and reproduction technology. For over a century, the Ordnance Survey’s
 County Series maps have revealed the changing face of Britain in compelling and painstaking detail and now provide immaculate records for 21st-century researchers and historians.

The County Series maps most areas of England and Wales. This involves combining more than one original sheet to give an appropriate area of coverage. In the process, the maps have been digitally enhanced and enlarged slightly to 1:10,000 to bring them into line with more recent maps at this metric scale.

Drawing of a level used in surveying
A level used in early surveying.