Monday, April 30, 2018

Search more than 2 million place names for Scotland, England and Wales (1888-1913)

History Scotland


A new gazetteer from the National Library of Scotland allows website visitors to search for places or other written text on detailed maps.

This is the first time that names from historic Ordnance Survey six-inch-to-the-mile maps can be searched and it is all thanks to the success of the recent GB1900 transcription project.

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The new gazetteer allows users to type a chosen place name into a search box. Suggested place names are instantly presented and when you select a name you are then taken to its place on the map.
Parish and county names have been added to make the names easier to tell apart and to provide locational context.

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