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