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.

Cartoon study for the 'Mock Mayor' of Newcastle-under-Lyme
Cartoon study for the 'Mock Mayor' of Newcastle-under-Lyme

Oil on board depicting cartoon detail of images that were considered by the artist ...

Burgess Lands Map, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Burgess Lands Map, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This map shows the lands held in trust by the Burgesses of Newcastle-under-Lyme ...

Guildhall, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Guildhall, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A view of the High Street looking north. In the background to the right of the ...

Hargreaves,  High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Hargreaves, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Photograph of Hargreaves, maltster and hop merchant.

Drawing of the Guildhall and Market, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Drawing of the Guildhall and Market, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This is an ink sketch of the Guildhall and Market by A.F. Wenger. A.F. Wenger ...

High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The tram lines visible in the centre of this photograph give the date of pre 1928, ...

Castle Hotel, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Castle Hotel, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Castle Hotel opened in around 1820 and was a popular coaching stop for traffic ...

Bank House, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Bank House, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This photograph shows the site of Old Bank House in Newcastle town centre. The house ...

Guildhall and Market, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Guildhall and Market, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Watercolour signed by Alf Fallows and dated 1995 depicting the Guildhall clock and ...


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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

Copyright information: Copyrights to all resources are retained by the individual rights holders. They have kindly made their collections available for non-commercial private study & educational use. Re-distribution of resources in any form is only permitted subject to strict adherence to the usage guidelines.