Course Code: SMM03B20
Start Date: 17/08/2020Day of the Week:
Length in weeks: 1
Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm
Over the last few months so many of us have explored local areas clutching a battered old Ordnance Survey map, or perhaps downloaded an ‘I am Here’ map to our digital device. We may also have taken time to explore the history of our area through older maps and plans, including old Estate Maps, Enclosure Maps, County Maps, or even Tithe Maps. But why were they all made? Which are the most accurate for local and landscape historians to use and which might be useful for family historians? Which have most information, and why do some show some features and not others and why is north often NOT upwards! This 3 session course will cover mapping history, introduce types of historic map commonly available (and less commonly!), explore the wide range of historic OS symbols, discuss the often forgotten additional material which accompanied maps and survives in record offices, and even explain why we ‘orient’ ourselves. Ideal for anyone interested in maps, history, landscape, garden history, walking, or even the history of tax! We will conclude with a discussion of modern mapping re-sources. Delivered by Zoom with lectures and class discussion. Sessions can be recorded for you to watch if you cannot make all x3 days.