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West Glamorgan Archive Service
Ordnance Survey, minor control point albums

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD PRO OS

Held at: West Glamorgan Archive Service

Title: Ordnance Survey Minor Control Point Albums

Short Title: Ordnance Survey, minor control point albums

Creation date(s): [c. 1948]-1967 (mainly [c. 1948])

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 2.7 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Ordnance Survey

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: In 1948 the Ordnance Survey carried out a survey of Great Britain. The surveyors produced photograph albums used to identify minor control points on the ground. These consist of photographs of reference points used as a basis for establishing the National Grid and include incidental topographical details.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Minor Control Point albums from the Ordnance Survey 1948 survey of Great Britain, covering much of West Glamorgan and adjacent areas such as Maesteg, [c. 1948]; indexes to the control points in the Neath area, 1961-1967.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to OS grid reference.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Physical characteristics: The albums are arranged by OS grid reference. In order to use them it is necessary to establish a four-figure grid reference for the area of interest.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: [Transferred from the Public Record Office (now The National Archives)]

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Minor Control Point albums from the OS 1948 survey of Great Britain, circa 1948 (D/D PRO/OS).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2005


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Great Britain | Surveys
Landscape | Wales | Photographs
Neath Port Talbot (Wales) | Photographs
Swansea (Wales) | Photographs

Personal names

Corporate names
Great Britain. | Ordnance Survey | Mapping agency

Places
Maesteg (Wales)
Neath Port Talbot (Wales)
Swansea (Wales)

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