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Old maps..

Discussion in 'Web Sites of Interest' started by AGW, May 20, 2015.

  1. AGW

    AGW Well-Known Member

  2. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Oh yes will be very interested in some of them!

    Thanks for posting.
  3. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    I'll be interested when they get a bit further west along the south coast, currently it stops at Bournemouth/Hampshire boundary (before they shifted county boundary).
    I have seen a map from about late 1860s where the river Bourne is shown as rising in Poole and flowing eastwards near the area I was brought up, some of it got diverted into a big pipe and a recreation ground and the Bournemouth Gasworks football stadium built over it in the 1920s. (before my time)

    Current maps show the River Bourne rising further north, what was originally a tributary and some of the road names were changed in the 1920s losing any reference to the Bourne & it's valley.

    I queried this with the local council history department who claimed no knowledge of it. Hopefully when the early OS maps for Dorset get put on line I can find out what happened & when.

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