Local sources

The below details local online sources which may be useful in making a application for a right of way to be added to the definitive map based on historical evidence. For more about this process please see the Don't Lose Your Way project pages which also includes details of national sources which may be useful.

Anglesey

Tithe Maps, and the fully digitised and transcribed apportionments, are available from The National Library of Wales.

Barnet (London Borough of)

Groom's New Map Of Middlesex (c1883) includes many Outer North London Boroughs. The North Mymms History Project has made available a 1900 footpath map which includes parts of Barnet.

Barnsley Borough Council

Barnsley Borough Council hosts a number of old OS maps on their website.

Bath and North East Somerset Council

The Know Your Place website for Bath and North East Somerset features a range of maps including Tithe Maps (limited coverage) and a range of town plans (select Basemaps to see all available maps). Freshford.com includes links to a range of maps focused on Bath and the Somerset villages of Freshford and Hinton Charterhouse. History Map Bath has a number of maps available from primarily from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Bedford Borough Council

Bedford Borough Council has a full set of maps related to the Rating and Valuation Act 1925. There are many maps (including Tithes and Enclosures) available from community archives in Bedfordshire – these are sorted by community and can be found here.

Birmingham City Council

The Library of Birmingham has a small number of maps available online including two Tithe maps. There are a small number of map extracts relating to Birmingham and Warwickshire published by West Midlands History (images at bottom of the page).

Blaenau Gwent

Tithe Maps, and the fully digitised and transcribed apportionments, are available from The National Library of Wales.

Bournemouth Borough Council

An 1897 street map of Bournemouth is available online.

Bracknell Forest Borough Council

The Berkshire Record Office hosts a full set of the enclosure maps for Berkshire. Mapco.net has an 1856 A Map Of Windsor Forest And Its Vicinity by Henry Walter. Oxford University Library has a number of early maps of Berkshire available online.

Bradford City Council

The tithe maps and apportionments for Bradford and Leeds districts are available online from the West Yorkshire Archive Service. Lakes Guides maps have a range of county maps of Yorkshire available online (under "adjacent counties").

Bridgend

Tithe Maps, and the fully digitised and transcribed apportionments, are available from The National Library of Wales.

Brighton and Hove City Council

East Sussex County Council have digitised copies of the Tithe Maps for East Sussex and Brighton & Hove. Mybrightonandhove.org.uk and brightonhistory.org.uk host a number of town plans. Brighton Museums have a range of maps, including extending into the wider Sussex area. Oldsussexmapped has a range of county maps.

Bristol City Council

The Know Your Place website for Bristol features a range of maps including Tithe Maps, town plans and early aerial photographs (select Basemaps to see all available maps). Mapco.net has Lavars's New & Improved Map Of Bristol & Clifton (c1863). Coaley.net has a range early county maps for Gloucestershire which covers Bristol.

Buckinghamshire County Council

Oxford University Library has a number of early maps of Buckinghamshire available online. The enclosure map and associated act of parliament for the parish of Sherington is available.

Caerphilly

Tithe Maps, and the fully digitised and transcribed apportionments, are available from The National Library of Wales.

Calderdale Borough Council

Calderdale Borough Council hosts a number of old OS maps on their website. Lakes Guides maps have a range of county maps of Yorkshire available online (under "adjacent counties").

Cambridgeshire County Council

The Cambridgeshire Community Archive Network has links to a large range of documentary sources including maps. An estate plan centered on the village of Carlton is available. A range of maps focused on the villages of Hinton, Orwell and Meldreth are also available.

Cardiff

Tithe Maps, and the fully digitised and transcribed apportionments, are available from The National Library of Wales.

Carmarthenshire

Tithe Maps, and the fully digitised and transcribed apportionments, are available from The National Library of Wales.

Central Bedfordshire Council

Bedford Borough Council has a full set of maps related to the Rating and Valuation Act 1925 in Bedfordshire. There are many maps (including Tithes and Enclosures) available from community archives in Bedfordshire – these are sorted by community and can be found here.

Ceredigion

Tithe Maps, and the fully digitised and transcribed apportionments, are available from The National Library of Wales.

Cheshire East Council

Tithe Maps, and transcribed apportionments, are available from Cheshire Archives & Local StudiesThe Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire have digitised and searchable collection of their Transactions going back to 1849.

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Tithe Maps, and transcribed apportionments, are available from Cheshire Archives & Local StudiesThe Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire have digitised and searchable collection of their Transactions going back to 1849. There are also a number of historic maps of the city of Chester available online and some maps focused on the village of Christleton.

City of York Council

An 1852 Map of York, surveyed by Captain Tucker, is available from yorkmaps.net. Lakes Guides maps have a range of county maps of Yorkshire available online (under "adjacent counties").

Conwy

Tithe Maps, and the fully digitised and transcribed apportionments, are available from The National Library of Wales.

Coventry City Council

Historiccoventry.co.uk has a number of maps of the city and surrounding areas.

Cumbria County Council

Cumbriaimagebank.org.uk has a range of early county maps and town plans. Lakeguides.co.uk has a large number of maps of the Lake District and surrounding historic counties. There are a range of maps available of the town of Grange-over-sands and the surrounding areas. The Great and Little Stainton, Newbiggin and Blencow areas of the Barony of Greystock Enclosure Award (1775) are available online. The Cumbria Archive Catalogue Service has a small number of maps viewable online, including some Glebe land plans and surveyors drawings.

Darlington Borough Council

Tithe Maps and apportionments for County Durham are available from Durham University. Picturesinprint has a range of maps, including strip road maps (search “map” or by place name).

Denbighshire

Tithe Maps, and the fully digitised and transcribed apportionments, are available from The National Library of Wales.The Denbighshire Archive has a large number of digitised records available online including Enclosure maps and awards (click “Browse by Hierarchy” to see the complete list).

Derbyshire County Council

There are a number of maps available focused on the village of Padfield and the town of MatlockThe tithe apportionments and a representation of the tithe maps for the parishes in the Lower Dove valley (on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border) are available online.

Devon County Council

The Know Your Place website for Devon features a range of maps including tithe maps, town plans and early aerial photographs (select Basemaps to see all available maps). The tithe maps (with apportionments) are also available from Devon County CouncilPlans of Plymouth are also available. There is an early map of the county from 1765 available online.

Doncaster Borough Council

There are a number of estate plans focused on the town of Conisborough.

Dorset County Council

Dorset County Council have a county map from 1831 alongside various maps from the National Library of Scotland georeferenced on their website. Dorsetshire.com has a large range of early county and area maps. There are also local maps available for the villages of Charmouth and Burton Bradstock.

Dudley Borough Council

Dudley Borough Council hosts a number of old OS maps, early aerial photographs and Roper Maps (c1855) on their website.

Durham County Council

Tithe Maps and apportionments for County Durham are available from Durham University. Picturesinprint has a range of maps, including early modern strip road maps (search “map” or by place name). Lakes Guides maps have a range of county maps of County Durham available online (under "adjacent counties").

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

A number of maps focused on the parish of Pocklington are available online (best accessed through the search functionality). Lakes Guides maps have a range of county maps of Yorkshire available online (under "adjacent counties").

East Sussex County Council

East Sussex County Council have digitised copies of the Tithe Maps for East Sussex and Brighton & Hove. Oldsussexmapped has a range of county maps. Brighton Museums have a range of maps, including extending into the wider Sussex area.

Enfield (London Borough of)

Groom's New Map Of Middlesex (c1883) includes many Outer North London Boroughs.

Essex County Council

Essex County Council has a range of maps available to view online including some Tithe and Enclosure maps (select “Images” under “Refine Your Search”). Oldessexmaps.co.uk has a wide range of county maps from the 16th century to present day. There are a number of maps focused on the village of Foxearth on the Suffolk/Essex border which include surrounding areas in the two counties. Mudge’s survey of Kent (c1801) includes some of the southern part of Essex. A Reproduction of a Map of the County of Essex (1777) by John Chapman & Peter André is available online.

Flintshire

Tithe Maps, and the fully digitised and transcribed apportionments, are available from The National Library of Wales.

Gloucestershire County Council

The Know Your Place website for Gloucestershire features a range of maps including Tithe Maps, enclosure maps, and town plans (select Basemaps to see all available maps). Coaley.net has a range early county maps for Gloucestershire. Glos1909survey.org.uk has the 1910 Finance Act maps available. A town plan and the enclosure map for Tewkesbury are also available online.

Gwynedd

Tithe Maps, and the fully digitised and transcribed apportionments, are available from The National Library of Wales. The Bangor Civic Society has a large range of maps available for the town (including Tithe Maps).

Hampshire County Council

Oldhampshiremapped has a range of county maps and strip road maps. The North Hampshire Tithe Map project has a collection of maps digitised for the Borough of Basingstoke and Deane. Oxford University Library has maps related to the estate of Foxcotte Manor near Andover, Hampshire.

Haringey (London Borough of)

Groom's New Map Of Middlesex (c1883) includes many Outer North London Boroughs.

Harrow (London Borough of)

Groom's New Map Of Middlesex (c1883) includes many Outer North London Boroughs.

Hartlepool Borough Council

Tithe Maps and apportionments for County Durham are available from Durham University. Picturesinprint has a range of maps, including early modern strip road maps (search “map” or by place name).

Herefordshire Council

Herefordshirehistory.org.uk has a number of county maps of Herefordshire. A range of maps related to the south west of Herefordshire are available including enclosure maps, areas maps and estate maps.

Hertfordshire County Council

Faden’s Topographical Map Of The Country Twenty Miles Round London (c1800) and Groom's New Map Of Middlesex (c1883) both include parts of Hertfordshire. There are also a great number of maps and documents related to Letchworth Garden City available onlineHertfordshire-genealogy have extracts (of varying quality) from a number of county maps. The North Mymms History Project has a number of documents available including a 1900 footpath map of the area and some sales documents. Maps, including the Enclosure map, for the village of Pirton are also available.

Hillingdon (London Borough of)

Groom's New Map Of Middlesex (c1883) includes many Outer North London Boroughs.

Hounslow (London Borough of)

Groom's New Map Of Middlesex (c1883) includes many Outer North London Boroughs.

Isle of Wight Council

Oldhampshiremapped has a range of Hampshire county maps some of his include the Isle of Wight. Isle of Wight Council have also made available a number of tithe maps.

Kent County Council

Mapco.net has Mudge’s survey of Kent (1801) and the North West Kent area of Faden’s Topographical Map Of The Country Twenty Miles Round London (1789).Kent County Council’s heritage map has aerial photography (from 1990 and 1946) and Ordnance Survey County Series maps. The Tithe map for the parish of Saltwood is available online. Local maps of the village of Pembury are also available at pembury.org. The Kent Archaeological Society have transcribed the tithe apportionments for the County.

Kirklees Borough Council

The Kirklees Image Library has a number of maps. Huddersfield.exposed has a large number of photographs and a small number of maps related to the town. Lakes Guides maps have a range of county maps of Yorkshire available online (under "adjacent counties").

Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council has county maps and early OS maps available on its website and Lancaster University has a number of historic maps of the city. 
The tithe map for the parish of Tatham is available onlineThe Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire have digitised and searchable collection of their Transactions going back to 1849.

Leeds City Council

The tithe maps and apportionments for Bradford and Leeds districts are available online from the West Yorkshire Archive Service. Estate plans for the Bramham Estate are available on their website. Lakes Guides maps have a range of county maps of Yorkshire available online (under "adjacent counties").

Leicester City Council

County maps are available from the University of Leicester.

Leicestershire County Council

Estate plans related to the Rothley Temple Estate and county maps are available from the University of LeicesterA number of town plans and a black and white copy of the tithe map for Hinkley are available online. The tithe map for the village of Enderby is also available. Lakes Guides maps have a range of county maps of Lancashire available online (under "adjacent counties").

Lincolnshire County Council

Lincs to the Past has maps available online including some tithe maps and some working copies of the 1910 Finance Act maps (once searched click images to see all digitised sources).

Liverpool City Council

There are a number of maps of Liverpool available from historic-liverpool.co.uk.

Luton Borough Council

Bedford Borough Council has a full set of maps related to the Rating and Valuation Act 1925 in Bedfordshire. There are many maps (including Tithes and Enclosures) available from community archives in Bedfordshire – these are sorted by community and can be found here.

Manchester City Council

The University of Manchester has available a number of maps of the city and surrounding areas.

Merthyr Tydfil

Tithe Maps, and the fully digitised and transcribed apportionments, are available from The National Library of Wales.

Monmouthshire

Tithe Maps, and the fully digitised and transcribed apportionments, are available from The National Library of Wales.

Neath Port Talbot

Tithe Maps, and the fully digitised and transcribed apportionments, are available from The National Library of Wales.

Newcastle Upon Tyne City Council

Newcastle Upon Tyne City Council has town plans and estate plans available on its website.

Newport

Tithe Maps, and the fully digitised and transcribed apportionments, are available from The National Library of Wales.

Norfolk County Council

Norfolk County Council has Tithe and enclosure maps available on its website. The council also has a number of useful maps setting out the historical divisions of Norfolk. Faden’s Map of Norfolk (1797) is also available on Mapco.net.

North Somerset Council

The Know Your Place website for North Somerset features a range of maps including Tithe Maps, enclosure maps, and town plans (select Basemaps to see all available maps).

North Yorkshire County Council

The National Farm Survey (and a number of others maps, sorted by settlement) for the area around Malham are available online. Lakes Guides maps have a range of county maps of Yorkshire available online (under "adjacent counties").

Northamptonshire County Council

The Rockingham Forest Trust has a number of useful maps of areas in Northamptonshire (click “Select a Township” on the left hand bar and then scroll down on the page to see if there any maps or photographs for that location). The Spratton Local History Society have an extensive photographic archive focused on the parish which includes a large number of maps (mainly estate and sales maps).

Northumberland County Council

The Northumberland Communities website has extracts of range of historical maps available including Tithe maps (and awards), 1910 Finance Act Maps and Estate plans (once on the relevant community page click “Plans” in the left hand bar to find maps). A section of the Tithe map of Alnmouth is available from wikicommons.Lakes Guides maps have a range of county maps of Northumberland available online (under "adjacent counties").

Nottingham City Council

Nottshistory.org.uk has a range of county maps and town plans for Nottinghamshire.

Nottinghamshire County Council

Nottshistory.org.uk has a range of county maps and town plans for Nottinghamshire. Oxford University Library has early maps related to the parish of Laxton in Nottinghamshire.

Oxfordshire County Council

Oxfordshire County Council has the 1910 Finance Act maps (and valuation books), the Tithe maps, and a range of city, town, village and county maps available on its website. Smith's New Map Of The County Of Oxford (1801)is also available on Mapco.net. Oxford University Library has a number of early maps of Oxford and Oxfordshire available online. Picture Oxon has a large historical photo collection of 100,000 images of the county. The Bicester Local History Society has a number of early maps of the town. A number of maps (including enclosure and tithe maps) focused on the village of Charney Bassett are available.

Pembrokeshire

Tithe Maps, and the fully digitised and transcribed apportionments, are available from The National Library of Wales.

Powys

Tithe Maps, and the fully digitised and transcribed apportionments, are available from The National Library of Wales. Archer’s Map of Brecknockshire is also available on thomasgenweb.com. Powys County Council have some digitised records available including estate maps and some Quarter Sessions records.

Rhondda Cynon Taf

Tithe Maps, and the fully digitised and transcribed apportionments, are available from The National Library of Wales.

Sheffield City Council

Picturesheffield.com has a large range of maps of Sheffield and the West Riding. Lakes Guides maps have a range of county maps of Yorkshire available online (under "adjacent counties").

Shropshire Council

The Shropshire Archive has a range of maps including some Tithe maps online (please note that some images are not very legible online). Shropshiremaps.org.uk also has a small number of maps as well as useful information about where to find maps locally. The tithe map (with apportionments) is available for the town of Broseley. There are a number of maps available from Oswestry Borderland Heritage.

Somerset County Council

The Know Your Place website for Somerset features a range of maps including Tithe Maps, enclosure maps, and town plans (select Basemaps to see all available maps).

South Gloucestershire Council

The Know Your Place website for South Gloucestershire features a range of maps including Tithe Maps, enclosure maps, and town plans (select Basemaps to see all available maps). Coaley.net has a range early county maps for Gloucestershire. Glos1909survey.org.uk has the 1910 Finance Act maps available.

Southampton City Council

The 1870 OS Town Plan for Southampton is available from Southampton City Council.

Staffordshire County Council

Staffspasttrack.org.uk has old OS maps and the 1775 Yates map available as well as a wide range of other maps including extracts from Tithe maps and awards (can be searched by document type e.g. “Tithe map” or my village/parish). Local maps for the village of Gnosall (including Tithe maps and 1910 Finance Act maps) are available. Thepotteries.org has maps of Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire online. The Colton History Society has digitised a range of records related to the village including estate sales documents. The tithe apportionments and a representation of the tithe maps for the parishes in the Lower Dove valley (on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border) are available online.

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Tithe Maps and apportionments for County Durham are available from Durham University. Picturesinprint has a range of maps, including early modern strip road maps (search “map” or by place name).

Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Thepotteries.org has maps of Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire online.

Suffolk County Council

Suffolk Record Office has the Moule (c1840) and Saxton (1575 available) on its website and a small number of maps available online from the Isaac Johnson Map Collection. There are a number of maps focused on the district of St Edmundsbury available online. There are a number of maps focused on the village of Foxearth on the Suffolk/Essex border which include surrounding areas in the two counties.

Sunderland City Council

A small number of maps related to parish of Hetton are available online.

Surrey County Council

Mapco.net has an 1874 map of the county by Wyld and part of Surrey on Faden’s Topographical Map Of The Country Twenty Miles Round London (1789). A number of local maps are available online by searching the Surrey Archives catalogue (select “Image Available: Yes” in the advance search).

Swansea

Tithe Maps, and the fully digitised and transcribed apportionments, are available from The National Library of Wales.

Torfaen

Tithe Maps, and the fully digitised and transcribed apportionments, are available from The National Library of Wales.

Vale of Glamorgan

Tithe Maps, and the fully digitised and transcribed apportionments, are available from The National Library of Wales.

Wakefield City Council

Wakefield Council Libraries have made a large range of photographs and a small number of maps available.

Warwickshire County Council

Warwickshire Heritage and Culture has a number of historic map layers available on their website. Our Warwickshire has pages for a large number of communities within the county – within these pages can be found photographs, maps and other useful information. There are a small number of map extracts relating to Birmingham and Warwickshire published by West Midlands History (images at bottom of the page). Windowsonwarwickshire has a number of maps in their online collection.

West Berkshire Council

The Berkshire Record Office hosts a full set of the enclosure maps for Berkshire. Oxford University Library has a number of early maps of Berkshire available online.

West Sussex County Council

Oldsussexmapped has a range of county maps. Brighton Museums have a range of maps, including extending into the wider Sussex area. The Fernden Hill Estate sale and map is available online and a number of maps for the village of Tangmere are available.

Wiltshire Council

The Know Your Place website for Wiltshire features a range of maps including Tithe Maps, OS maps, and town plans (select Basemaps to see all available maps). Freshford.com includes links to a range of maps including Bradford on Avon and the village of Limpley Stoke. There are also a number of maps, including an estate map, available for the village of Lacock.

Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council

The Berkshire Record Office hosts a full set of the enclosure maps for Berkshire. Mapco.net has an 1856 A Map Of Windsor Forest And Its Vicinity by Henry Walter. Oxford University Library has a number of early maps of Berkshire available online. The enclosure map for the parish of Dachet is available online.

Wokingham Borough Council

The Berkshire Record Office hosts a full set of the enclosure maps for Berkshire. Mapco.net has an 1856 A Map Of Windsor Forest And Its Vicinity by Henry Walter. Oxford University Library has a number of early maps of Berkshire available onlineAn estate map for the Goodrest Estate situated in Shinfield is available online from Reading Library.

Worcestershire County Council

Worcestershire County Council has a visual representation of the Tithe and Enclosure awards in the county.The 1910 Finance Act, Enclosure and National Farm Survey maps (and related records) for the villages of Badsey, Aldington and Wickhamford are available online. The tithe map for the village of Harvington is available online.

Wrexham

Tithe Maps, and the fully digitised and transcribed apportionments, are available from The National Library of Wales.