Old Series Map

Taunton & Lyme Regis

Taunton & Lyme Regis (1809) Old Series Map

About This Map

Map format:
Folded Sheet Map
Map title:
Taunton & Lyme Regis
Series:
Old Series - See all
Map year:
1809
Coverage:
39 x 24 miles (Approximate)
Places:
See covered places
Map ISBN:
978-1-84736-075-5
Delivery:
Up to 7-10 working days
Express delivery is unavailable.
Price £14.99

About Our Old Series Maps

Taken from the first complete survey of the country in the age of the canal and the horse and cart that were first published between 1805 and 1874. The maps elegantly capture the final decades of an agrarian society that was soon to be over-run by new transport links, rapid population growth and urban expansion. Numerous features of the past still surround us, waiting to be re-discovered. These maps help point the way.

These maps were the result of the first ever national survey of England and Wales. From the late 1790s until 1874, a small army of surveyors covered every corner of what was then still an almost entirely rural country. Their work provided a stunning portrait of the landscape, with every farm, track, copse and hamlet recorded. Many of these features would have been unchanged for centuries, reminders of ancient patterns of settlement dating back to Saxon times. The maps elegantly capture the age of the canal, the coaching inn and the horse-drawn cart: the final decades of an agrarian society that was soon to be over-run by new transport links, rapid population growth and urban expansion. The Frith Old Series maps are ideal for anyone with an interest in the past. For local historians, they offer a consistent and accurate overview of your part of the country. For genealogists, they describe the landscape that your ancestors inhabited, as well as providing valuable research information about place names. Whatever your level of interest, these maps will take you on a fascinating journey back in time. Because we’ve enlarged the Old Series maps so they match the present-day OS Landrangers, it’s easy to make direct comparisons between then and now, letting you discover what has changed and what has not. Numerous features of the past still surround us, waiting to be re-discovered. These maps help point the way.