Gallery of Maps

   

This week we start off with last weeks article about Blaeu`s Maps of Lanarkshire then we will put up some more general information of local interest. Map courtesy of the National Library of Scotland Blaeu’s ......more

   

This is a map of the final journey of 156th Battery. After seven months rest and training in Palestine and Syria, they were sent to Belgium to Herzele for the final push.

   

Blaeu Map - Biggar This is another section of the Clydesdale Map - this section was called the Upper Ward. Some interesting bits around Biggar include West and East Hartree represented by towers. ......more

   

   

Flexholm, Leadhills This is a special Valentine`s card called a `Sepia type`. It is a post World War I card. I would like further details about the buildings and where this view was taken.

   

Pont Crawford The castle at Crawford which had been owned by the Lindsay family since about 1488 made a great impression on Timothy Pont. It is also of note to see that the Church of St Constantine was ......more

   

Pont Couthally Couthally Castle near Carnwath was more important than Carnwath as it was the home of the Sommerville`s. At this time the Sommerville`s were split as a family and the Estate passed to ......more

   

Pont Carnwath This map is packed with detail and it is worth zooming in on this and the other maps. It is fascinating for example to see that there was a West and East Kilncadzow. Again it is worth ......more

   

Pont Biggar This is an interesting map of the Biggar area. St Mary`s Church is easy to see, but what is curious is that there are two castles one showing 4 towers and the other labelled Boghall, are ......more

   

Ordnance survey map of Leadhills 1889 This Ordnance Survey map of 1889 shows the smelting mill buildings near Waterhead. The interesting feature is the mill lead which channelled water to the machinery ......more

   

First Edition Ordnance Survey Map Leadhills 1859 This map covers a slightly larger area around the village of Leadhills showing the various veins where the lead was mined. My good friend Tam Ward and ......more

   

First Edition Ordnance Survey Map Leadhills 1859 This map covers a slightly larger area around the village of Leadhills showing the various veins where the lead was mined. My good friend Tam Ward and ......more

   

Thomson`s Map 1832 This is a valuable map in that it shows a horse gin (gin on the map) near the Village. This apparatus was used to raise the lead from the mines. The engine near the lead works could ......more

   

Ordnance Map 1st Edition 1859, Leadhills This is the first ordnance Survey Map of Leadhills in 1859. The Ordnance Survey Maps were a game changer in the field of cartography. From this map we can see ......more

   

   

Aaron Arrowsmith Map of Leadhills 1807 The Aaron Arrowsmith Map of 1807 is a useful map. It was undertaken at a time when there was a significant demand for lead. In 1807 Britain was engaged in the ......more


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