Ordnance Survey: Directorate of Field Survey: One-Inch Scale Name Books (Seventh Series and Implemenation of Continuous Revision)

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Reference: OS 52
Title: Ordnance Survey: Directorate of Field Survey: One-Inch Scale Name Books (Seventh Series and Implemenation of Continuous Revision)

This series contains files and maps relating to the names of areas, roads, landscape features and objects to be included or removed from Ordnance Survey one inch to a mile (1:63,360) mapping of Great Britain, together with the authority for their spelling. Does not include an index.

They represent continuous revision carried out to the Seventh Series, and to the one-inch mapping created when revision policy had moved away from a 'map series' approach. The series includes two Tourist Maps (Dartmoor and Exmoor) and relates to the period up to the introduction of metrication.

Date: 1948-1975
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Ordnance Survey of Great Britain, Directorate of Field Survey, 1946-1973

Physical description: 100 files and flat sheets
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Ordnance Survey from 2001

Selection and destruction information: This series relates to section of the PRO's Aquisition Policy (the economic, social and demographic condition of the UK as documented by the state's dealings with individuals, communities and organisations outside its own formal boundaries).
Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The Seventh Series - a completely new edition of the one-inch (1:63,360) map of Great Britain - commenced drawing in 1948 and the first sheet was published in 1952. Publication of the series was completed by 1961, but by 1958 a systematic revision had already begun, based on field revision undertaken at 1:10,560 scale. After 1961 revision policy focused on the individual sheet rather than the Series as a whole, with varying cycles of revision being applied to the 189 sheets in the Series according to the degree of urbanisation and the likelihood of change. Tourist Maps were special editions of the one-inch mapping with sheet lines drawn to cover the area of tourist interest.

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