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92 - Ordnance Survey Lancashire, 1893

The 1893 Ordnance Survey map of Lancashire shows Ancoats Hospital and its enrivons over a century ago. Although the distinctive shape of the Rochdale and Ashton canal marks this out as the same landscape, the place would be mostly unrecognizable to a nineteenth-century Ancoats resident transported to the present day for a stroll along… 499 more words

Daily Diversions: This is What London Looks Like in Minecraft

Britain’s Ordnance Survey has recreated the country’s capital in the game.  38 more words

Daily Diversions

Chain men, surveyors to revision to Ordnance Survey c 1898-1904, Sappers Royal Engineers.

Chain men, surveyors to revision to Ordnance Survey c 1898-1904, Sappers Royal Engineers.

Many young men were employed towards the end of the 19th century as ‘chain men’ or surveyors unqualified in the Ordnance Survey. 76 more words

Journey to the centre of Britain

The centre of Britain is an elusive place. Depending on your highly scientific and hugely mathematical method of calculation, the actual midpoint could be any one of a number locations. 616 more words

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