Cheshire Tithe Maps Online


Cheshire Tithe MapsAll the Cheshire Tithe Maps & Apportionments are now available online. The Cheshire Record Office website states…..

Almost 500 Cheshire tithe maps are now available online. Together with the information recorded in tithe apportionments, they are a unique record of land ownership, occupancy and use in Cheshire 150 years ago.

You can use them to answer questions such as:

  • Where did your ancestors live?
  • Who lived in your village or even your house?
  • What was land in your area used for?
  • Who owned land in your area?

You can also compare the tithe maps with later Ordnance Survey maps and aerial photographs.

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Maps Online



A commercial site featuring the Collins Bartholmew maps that as well as selling maps through their online shop, also offers a free search for imagines some down to street level. Worth a look.

Detailed Historical Maps

Mapseeker – In association with Collins Bartholomew Ltd we offer one of the largest selections of reproduction historical maps, plans and surveys, spanning the globe. Our collections are available to order on-line in a range of products produced to the highest quality standards.

Specialising in old maps of the United Kingdom, we also have available many early maps from around the world. Old maps are an invaluable resource to those involved in genealogy projects, researching family history as well as local history studies.

As well as a comprehensive map shop offering a range of products covering an expanding multitude of historical maps we have an exciting and growing World of discovery through our searchable archive resources. We welcome the growing number of mapseeker members who now have access to their own mapseeker page where news on the progress of forthcoming archives can be accessed, as well as regular competitions, prize draws and associate events.

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Cambridge University Map holdings



Many universities have marvellous map rooms and Cambridge University is amongst the best……

The Map Department contains some 1,100,000 maps, both British and foreign, several thousand atlases and other ancillary material. The average annual intake is about 30,000 items and over the years the accumulation of variant editions recording the changing landscape has become a particularly valuable feature of the collection. The Legal Deposit Libraries Act, which entitles the Library to claim a copy of every new British publication, applies to maps as well as to printed books.

The following classes are contained in the Map Department: Atlas; Maps; Views; MS Plans (for manuscript maps) and S696 (for gazetteers and books on cartography).

For more detailed information about the materials held in the Map Department see our Collections page.

Irish Historic Maps Online



Ordnance Survey Ireland now have a website with maps 1829 – 1913 available. You can view them online, download them or place an order for printed copies.


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Tower Hamlets Map


If you have ancestors in the Tower Hamlet area of London try this map link from the East London History Society . The page offers a Victorian map of the area next to a modern map, very useful for getting your bearings of what was where and what is there now!!

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