Catalogue description Merryweather of Doncaster, Estate Agent: Ordnance Survey Maps.

This record is held by Doncaster Archives

Details of DY/MERRY
Reference: DY/MERRY
Title: Merryweather of Doncaster, Estate Agent: Ordnance Survey Maps.

DY/MERRY/1 Ordnance Survey Maps Used for the Business of Specific Clients early 20th century


DY/MERRY/2 Conjoined Ordnance Survey Maps for Unknown Clients early 20th century


DY/MERRY/3 Ordnance Survey Maps for Derbyshire, Durham, Kent, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire and the East, North and West Ridings of Yorkshire 1885-1938


DY/MERRY/4 Modern Ordnance Survey Maps 1956-1983.


The records of Dawson are described in the 2001 edition of A Guide to Doncaster Archives, pages 83-84.

Date: 1885-1983

The original firm would have assembled the Ordnance Survey maps in this collection of maps on the scale of 25 inches to 1 mile and used some specifically for the business of its clients.


Some of the maps are identified as relating to named clients, some have been annotated for identifiable purposes and the purpose of some other maps can be readily inferred by reference to the deposited records in J Dawson and Sons. These maps form the first Series. There are a number of conjoined maps with annotations and whose purpose is not known. These form the second series. The third series contains plans not annotated and the section also includes plans with slight annotation whose purpose cannot be identified.


There are 466 maps on the 1/2500 scale catalogued in section 3 and they date between 1885 and 1938. By county there are: Derbyshire 1, Durham 1, Kent 1, Lincolnshire 82, Leicestershire 1, Norfolk 8, Nottinghamshire 36, East Riding of Yorkshire 16, North Riding of Yorkshire 27, and the West Riding of Yorkshire 293.


The fourth Series lists the small number of modern Ordnance Survey maps also deposited.

Related material:

Archives of J Dawson and Sons,


Doncaster Archives reference DY/DAW

Held by: Doncaster Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Merryweather, estate agents of Doncaster

Merryweather, Corbett and Dawson, estate agents of Doncaster

J Dawson and Sons, estate agents of Doncaster

Physical description: c500 files
Physical condition: Most in reasonable condition for their age
Restrictions on use:

Not suitable for photocopying by Doncaster Archives, but may be photographed or traced

Immediate source of acquisition:

Merryweather of Doncaster, Estate Agent


All the Ordnance Survey maps of the late 19th and early 20th century held by the firm have been deposited.

  • Yorkshire
Administrative / biographical background:

This firm, located in Priory Place, Doncaster, is the successor to Merryweather, Corbett and Dawson, which was itself the successor to J Dawson and Sons.

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