Ordnance Survey books : Area books and Books of Reference

Ordnance Survey : Area Books and Books of Reference

The first edition sheets of the Ordnance Survey 1:2500 (25" to one-mile) do not show the field/parcel areas. This information, shown in acres, was published in small booklets, issued by parish for each county. Up to October 1879, what the land was used for was also given for rural areas. Such booklets are not common but are needed in order to obtain acreages.

Each booklet usually has a page of explanatory remarks showing type characters used for various boundaries and settlement names, a couple of pages of abbreviations used and a table for converting acres into roods and perches. In addition, each booklet has very useful index maps for each full six-inch sheet on which the parish lies. Finally, each has the table of areas, parcel number and the sheets on which they occur.

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Counties listed below :
Cheshire
Denbighshire
Hampshire
Middlesex
Suffolk
Surrey

Ordnance Survey Books of Reference : Cheshire
Booklets are usually titled : Ordnance Survey of England. Book of reference to the plan of the Parish of XXXXXXXX in the county of Cheshire. All with land use given for each parcel of land.

Two booklets in very nice condition, bound together in a leather binding with rubbed spine. Plus postage at cost.
........................Parish...............................................................................Date.....Maps...Grade...£

. . Cheadle and Stockport (Detached Nos 1,2, and 3) 1874 1 3 18.00

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Ordnance Survey Books of Reference : Denbighshire
Booklets are usually titled : Ordnance Survey of Wales. Book of reference to the plan of the Parish of XXXXXXXX in the county of Denbighshire. All with land use given for each parcel of land.

In the list below, Grade 2 is for a booklet in good sound condition, possibly a little rubbed on the spine with dusty covers in parts. Plus postage at cost.
........................Parish...............................................................................Date.....Maps...Grade...£

. . Henllan 1875 1 4 15.00
. . Llantysilio 1875 1 4 15.00

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Ordnance Survey Books of Reference : Hampshire
Booklets are usually titled : Ordnance Survey of England. Book of reference to the plan of the Parish of XXXXXXXX in the county of Hampshire. All with land use given for each parcel of land.

In the list below, Grade 2 is for a booklet in good sound condition, possibly a little rubbed on the spine with dusty covers in parts. Plus postage at cost.
........................Parish...............................................................................Date.....Maps...Grade...£

. . Fordingbridge 1871 1 2 15.00
. . Kingsclere 1874 1 2 15.00
. . Mottistone 1862 1 1 15.00
. . Newchurch 1864 1 2 15.00
. . Niton 1863 1 1 15.00
. . North Hayling 1877 1 1 15.00
. . North Waltham 1873 1 1 15.00
. . Rockbourne 1871 1 3 15.00

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Ordnance Survey Books of Reference : Middlesex
Booklets are usually titled : Ordnance Survey of England. Book of reference to the plan of the Parish of XXXXXXXX in the county of Middlesex. All with land use given for each parcel of land.

In the list below, Grade 2 is for a booklet in good sound condition, possibly a little rubbed on the spine with dusty covers in parts. Plus postage at cost.
........................Parish...............................................................................Date.....Maps...Grade...£

. . Henllan 1875 1 4 15.00
. . Llantysilio 1875 1 4 15.00
. . Tottenham 1864 1 3 15.00

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Ordnance Survey Area Books : Suffolk
Booklets are usually titled : Ordnance Survey of England. Area book and book of reference to the plan of the Parish of XXXXXXXX in the county of Suffolk.

Booklets on this list are all from the same source and have been stored for many years. All are somewhat dusty on the outside and on the edges of pages. Some are very dusty/grubby and have folded or crumpled edges. No information is lacking unless noted. We have not attempted to clean any item, but have taken condition into account when pricing.

In the list below, Grade 2 is for a booklet in good sound condition, possibly a little rubbed on the spine with dust as above. Grade 5 is for a rather sad item, very dusty and/or crumpled in places, but with no loss of information. Plus postage at cost.

........................Parish...............................................................................Date.....Maps...Grade...£

. . Belton (lacks front cover) 1885 2 5 5.00
. . Benacre 1884 1 3 7.50
. . Bradwell 1886 2 5 5.00
. . Bungay St.Mary 1885 1 3 7.50
. . Burgh Castle 1886 1 3 7.50
. . Carlton Colville 1886 1 2 8.50
. . Corton 1886 2 2 8.50
. . Ellough 1886 1 2 Sold.
. . Fressingfield 1886 4 2 Sold.
. . Fritton 1886 4 5 6.00
. . Gunton 1886 2 2 8.50
. . Henstead 1884 1 3 7.50
. . Hitcham 1886 4 3 Sold.
. . Kessingland 1884 1 2 8.50
. . Laxfield 1886 2 3 7.50
. . Lound (old spine repair, rear cover torn) 1885 1 4 6.50
. . Metfield (map loose) 1885 1 3 7.00
. . Oulton 1886 2 2 8.50
. . Pakefield 1886 1 2 8.50
. . Rushmere St.Michael) (front cover torn, old spine repair) 1884 1 4 5.00

The following items lack some or all maps.
........................Parish...............................................................................Date.....Maps...Grade...£

. . Blundeston (lacks rear cover and one map) 1885 1 5 5.00
. . Bungay Holy Trinity (lacks two maps) 1885 . 3 5.00
. . Cratfield (lacks one map) 1884 . 3 5.00
. . Gisleham (damp stained, lacks two maps) 1885 . 4 5.00
. . Hopton (Near Lowestoft)(lacks two maps) 1886 . 3 5.00
. . Ilketshall St.Margaret (lacks two maps) 1885 . 2 5.00
. . Laxfield (lacks two maps) 1886 . 3 5.00
. . Rumburgh (lacks one map) 1885 . 3 5.00
. . Spexhall (old spine repair, lacks four maps) 1885 . 4 5.00
. . Ubbeston (old spine repair, lacks map which is provided from another, poorer copy) 1883 . 5 5.00

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Ordnance Survey Books of Reference : Surrey
Booklets are usually titled : Ordnance Survey of England. Book of reference to the plan of the Parish of XXXXXXXX in the county of Surrey. All with land use given for each parcel of land.

In the list below, Grade 2 is for a booklet in good sound condition, possibly a little rubbed on the spine with dusty covers in parts. Plus postage at cost.
........................Parish...............................................................................Date.....Maps...Grade...£

. . Ashtead 1868 1 2 15.00
. . Chelsham 1869 1 3 15.00
. . Lingfield 1870 1 2 15.00
. . Mitcham 1869 1 2 15.00
. . Sanderstead 1868 1 3 15.00
. . Streatham 1869 1 2 15.00

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