CD 43 General Indexes to Old Ordnance Survey Maps of London (Godfrey Edition). Research in Victorian London very soon gives rise to the question "where is such-and-such a street?". It may be on a modern map, but quite often is not. The re-publication of early Ordnance Survey 1:2500 maps in the reduced scale Godfrey Edition gives the researcher a chance but, even if the street is on the sheet one has purchased, exactly whereabouts is it among the other 150 to 1000 - or more? So, it became apparent that a fresh index would be of considerable help to the long-term Victorian-London researcher. Such an index needs - a) to include every street named on a Godfrey Edition OS map that might have been a habitation, including those that need a magnifying glass to see them, b) to pinpoint directly, every mention of that name on the map, c) to enable a searcher to be confident when concluding that a particular name is not shown on a map, d) to identify immediately the relevant sheet number or numbers, e) to be freely available for researchers to purchase and to use as and when required without needing to visit a record office, f) to be modestly priced.
The INDEXES were originally published in West Surrey FHS’s Research Aid Series in five separate booklets: RA 43 Key to the Index; RA 44 North-East London; RA 45 North-West London; RA 46 South-East & South-West London and RA 47 Surrey Extension (Complete with Surrey Key and Diagram). These 5 booklets have been reproduced on the CD. New March 2015
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Supplied by: West Surrey Family History Society
Product Ref: WSY-CD43c