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Ceredigion Archives
Cardiganshire Maps Collection

Reference code(s): GB 0212 OS; DX 54

Held at: Ceredigion Archives

Title: Cardiganshire Maps Collection

Short Title: Cardiganshire Maps Collection

Creation date(s): 1838-1965 (accumulated 1975-1994)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Ceredigion Archives


Administrative/Biographical history: Ceredigion Archives has accumulated a collection of printed Ordnance Survey and other maps of the county, including Ordnance Survey 19th century and 20th century 1 inch to 1 mile, 6 inches and 25 inches to the mile; Cardiganshire was surveyed for the 6-inch maps between 1885-1888. Some non-printed maps, including tithe maps, and copies of other maps, are also held.


Scope and content/abstract: Maps, mainly Ordnance Survey, relating to Cardiganshire and surrounding counties, 1838-1965, including Aberporth tithe map and schedule, 1838; Ordnance Survey maps, 1888-1965; and photocopies of maps of Aberystwyth and surrounding area, 1809-1911 [copies not dated].


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Aberporth tithe map; Various OS; Various OS 6 inch; OS, mainly 1 inch; OS, 6 and 25 inch; 1: 250,000 aeronautical; and Various photocopies.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Physical characteristics: A number of the maps are damaged.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Ceredigion Archives. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue

Language codes: eng


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history: Many of the Ordnance Survey maps were deposited in Carmarthenshire Record Office by the Ordnance Survey Office, Carmarthen.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited between 1975-1994. OS/1-2, transferred from Carmarthenshire Record Office as duplicates, 1975; OS/7-8, transferred from the Carmarthenshire Record Office, 1980; OS/3 deposited by Director of Technical Services, Ceredigion District Council, 1976; OS/4 purchased from David and Charles (Holdings) Limited, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, 1976; OS/6, 12 found in the Ceredigion District Council offices, Aberystwyth, Dyfed, 1979, 1983; OS/11 deposited by Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth, Dyfed, 1984; OS/14 deposited by the caretaker, Ceredigion District Council offices, Aberystwyth, 1991; OS/17 donated by Dyer Engineering Consultants, Worthing, West Sussex, England, per Gwynedd Archives Service, 1993.


Related material: Further Ordnance Survey maps of Cardiganshire, 1887-1971, are National Library of Wales, Map Collections.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Ceredigion Archives online catalogue (, Maps, viewed 20 November 2003; Ordnance Survey Homepage, A Brief History of Ordnance Survey (, viewed 20 November 2003.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2003

Ceredigion (Wales) | Maps

Personal names

Corporate names
Great Britain. | Ordnance Survey | Mapping agency

Aberporth (Wales)
Aberystwyth (Wales)
Cardiganshire (Wales)

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