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I went many moons back and they got the original maps out for me on a huge table, white gloves and all lol...but boy were they interesting, they literally split the fields up into each individual barn, cider house and pig pen that there was back then
You often have to make an appointment
Its possible they may let you have copies as a way of making funds
Only 1 way to find out
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I have a good one near me and they always have a large box of OS maps, think they are only £1 each.
The link Oxgirl36 put is a good one.
For really old ones like tithe maps you can not beat the County Archives and that would be my fist stop, but as BA said you might be lucky and have a local heritage centre that holds some.
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Went to one of these Emporium places about 4 years ago and there were literally a hundred or so maps that had been cleared out from a County Council Land/Planning department. Approx 2ftx3ft covering around 1mile x1 mile each sheet. Fantastic large scale detail dating from 60`s early 70`s. Cost a fiver each. Bound on the edge with the ring file attachments, managed to get 4 of the 5 I wanted, centering around my house. Probably a map there for every area of Dorset and Somerset.
Good link Oxgirl https://maps.nls.uk/enquiries.html, my go to site, always using the side by side maps and then comparing through various dates.
Dakaras, hope you get the maps you want, with paper you`ll still have all the info when the power goes down.
Enjoy your Birthday when it arrives.
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