Historic maps

You can see  maps that cover the area of Waltham Chase from about 1860 to 1991 on the web courtesy of www.old-maps.co.uk.   You can specify an area, the enlargement and the date of the map.  You can then purchase these maps.

The National Library of Scotland (NLS) has a good selection of old maps.  The map of Waltham Chase as at 1892-1908 can act as an accessory when examining the 1901 census.

NLS also now has the ability to show an overlay of other maps as ‘Old maps of the village’ above. Please go to NLS (National Library of Scotland) to see this great facility in action.  View the OS 25 Inch 1890-1920 maps and others as an overlay on a selection of maps e.g. Bing satellite or OpenStreet maps. You can change the transparency of the overlay.

1961 Vivians Estate Agents map of Waltham Chase

OS One-inch to the mile, England and Wales, New Popular Edition, 1945-1947   copyright National Library of Scotland

1945 Map extract of Waltham Chase

See the original at: maps.nls.uk

OS One-inch to the mile, England and Wales, 1955-1961


Greenwoods 1826 map of Hampshire

Greenwood's 1826 map of hampshire

Greenwood’s 1826 map of hampshire

OS ‘Old series’ 1810’s map

OS Old series 1810’s map


























1894-1994 Centenary Rights of Way Map and cover page

Land Utilisation Survey of Britain 1937

–  map 132 – Portsmouth and Southampton published  by Geographical Publications Ltd.

LUSWC1937.jpg                              http://visionofbritain.org.uk

1931 – 1944 Boundary map

map courtesy of  Vision of Britain (crown copyright) – OS 1940 map of Hampshire 1:126720

This shows how Waltham Chase was once split in two between Bishop’s Waltham and Shedfield just south of the crossroads.


Follow this link to view the original on the Vision of Britain web site.

1904 map of Thomas Thier estate


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2 Responses to Historic maps

  1. martin1786 says:

    Hi Martin, good to meet you at the Ordnance Survey Master Class. I hope that mapping gives us more possibilities in the future.
    Best regards

  2. Martin Wink says:

    Thanks for sharing your link to these old maps at yesterday’s event at the Ordnance Survey in Southampton. It’s interesting to see the merging and sub-division of plots over time, and how names develop. I wish the old map tiles were more easily available to developers. Cheers…

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