Ordnance Survey, Public Health Act Maps of Newcastle-under-Lyme

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Description:These maps were surveyed in 1851 by the Ordnance Survey Department in accordance with the provisions of the Public Health Act, for the Local Board of Health.
The index shows the area covered by the maps - the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme as it was in 1851 (which is considerably smaller than it is today).

The key shows us the abbreviations used on the maps for certain buildings and features:
C.P Cess Pool, Bn Barn, S.H Summer House, BrH Brew House, P.H Public House, B.H Beer House, C.H Coach House, CoH Cow House, W.H Wash House, St Stable, S.G Sewer Grate, F.P Fire Plug, W.P Water Plug, L.P Lamp Post, L Lamp, o Privy, Py Piggery, D.B Dust Bin, P Pump, G.P Gas Plug, S Sink, C.B Coal Bin, W Well, T Trough, B Boiler, Cn Cistern, D.P Dung Pit, (triangle) Trigonometrical Station, (triange)B.M Bench Mark.

Brick or Stone Houses coloured thus (red)
Archways or covered passagers (red with cross)
Wooden houses (grey)
Sheds (grey with horizontal broken lines)
Stone Paving or flagging (blue grey)
Brick Paving (orange)
Macadam(?) or Ballast (yellow/green)
Conservatory Green House or Hot House (grey hatched)


The timeline shows resources around this location over a number of years.

Newcastle-under-Lyme Board of Health Drainage Works Plan - Sheet 2
Newcastle-under-Lyme Board of Health Drainage Works Plan - Sheet 2

Newcastle-under-Lyme Board of Health Drainage Works Plan These plans were drawn ...

Queen street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Queen street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A colour postcard of a view of Queen Street taken from Nelson Place. St. George's ...

Cherry Orchard, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Cherry Orchard, Newcastle-under-Lyme

In this photograph the terraced housing that once stood along Cherry Orchard can ...

The Ebenezer Chapel and Car Park, Newcastle-under-Lyme
The Ebenezer Chapel and Car Park, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This aerial photograph shows Newcastle-under-Lyme following the demolition of the ...

'After The Storm, St. Giles', Newcastle-under-Lyme
'After The Storm, St. Giles', Newcastle-under-Lyme

This oil on canvas signed and dated by John Thirlwall in 1999 was a Millenium commission ...


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Creators: Ordnance Survey - Creator

Image courtesy of: Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council

Donor ref:Nm.2017.220.1 (R) (22/38143)

Source: Brampton Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme

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