Ordnance Survey Maps
Collection Reference: OS Maps
Covering Dates: 1853-2014
Description of the Records:
Survey maps of Hull (including some areas of the East Riding) in
the period 1853-2014 at scales 1:500; 1:1056; 1:1250; 1:2500;
1:10560. Streets (including entries, courts and terraces) are shown
together with individual properties. The pre-war maps (1853, 1892,
1910 & 1928) do not give property numbers, but buildings such
as public houses, churches and chapels are marked.
Searching the Collection:
are available in the library area. The keys show dates and areas
covered by each OS map and will tell you which number map you need.
A street index is also available for maps dated c.1949 onwards. The
index can help you identify which streets are shown on a particular
section of a map.
How the collection can help your
Maps are really useful when trying to
roughly date a building as they allow you to look for when it first
appears. You can also use maps of different dates to trace how a
particular building footprint has changed, or how streets, terraces
and courts have developed over time.