Maps Collection

Interactive local heritage map

Explore the history and heritage of East and West Harptree with pop ups of interest and sites to visit. Ordnance survey published the first series of 25 inch to the mile maps of the Harptree area in 1885, although some of the surveying was undertaken a year or two earlier.

Interactive Mendips heritage map

Explore the history and heritage of the Mendips with pop ups of interest and sites to visit.. This was one of the first Ordnance Survey maps, produced under William Mudge’s direction following the first full triangulation of England. It is undated but probably produced around 1810.

Aerial view of the Chew Valley

This fine photo, looking north, shows West and East Harptree in the foreground divided by the incised wooded valley of Harptree Combe. It was taken in 1953 to show the site of the enabling works for the new Chew Valley Reservoir (Chew Valley lake) (ref EAW049569).

Waldegrave estate map: East Harptree

Although undated this map was probably produced c 1800-1815. It is titled The Royalty of East Harptree and Honor of Richmond belonging to John James Earl of Waldegrave (courtesy Somerset Heritage Centre ref DD\WG/MAP/7A)

Mendips Geological

Ordnance survey map showing the solid geology at 1 inch scale. It is dated 1899.

East Harptree tithe map

This map is believed to be the first map of East Harptree resulting from legislation (in this case The Tithe Commutation Act of 1836 and an amending act in 1837). The Act was established  to enable a procedure whereby tithes could be converted to money payments; an accurate parish map was required to show all the land (the accuracy had to be such that it could be successfully certified by commissioners).

Widcombe tithe map

This map is probably the first map of Widcombe resulting from legislation (in this case The Tithe Commutation Act of 1836 and an amending act in 1837). The Act was established  to enable a procedure whereby tithes could be converted to money payments; an accurate parish map was required to show all the land (the accuracy had to be such that it could be successfully certified by commissioners).

West Harptree tithe map

This map is probably the first map of West Harptree resulting from legislation (in this case The Tithe Commutation Act of 1836 and an amending act in 1837). The Act was established  to enable a procedure whereby tithes could be converted to money payments; an accurate parish map was required to show all the land (the accuracy had to be such that it could be successfully certified by commissioners).

John Cary’s map of Somerset

This is one of series of county maps produced for an atlas by John Cary in 1805

John Speed’s map of Somerset

The date is given as 1610 but the atlas within which this was published is 1676.

Bristol to Exeter road map c.1780

This is a page from John Senex’s atlas of roads.

Bristol to Weymouth road map c.1780

This is a page from John Senex’s atlas of roads.