Index page to available 1:500 plans of Douglas (1864-8)

[Note the large images are only available on CD_Rom]

XIII 4 21-25
sheet XII 4 24
XIII 8 1
XIII 8 5
sheet XII 8 7 sheet XII 8 8    
sheet XII 8 12    
sheet XII 817  
sheet XII 8 22  
sheet XII 12 1 sheet XIII 12 2
sheet XII 12 6 sheet XII 12 7

Note the 1:2500 sheets are numbered as a 4x4 subsheets of a 6"/1m sheet - each 1:2500 sheet then is divided into 5x5 subsheets thus the centre of old Douglas is in sheet XIII 12 2; only those 1:500 sheets that comprised the then town of Douglas exist and areas outside of the town boundary are only sketched in - those showing only sea do not exist. The only other town surveyed at this scale was Ramsey.

I only have those sheets shown - those in grey exist (some only show small amounts of detail) but I do not have them - my copies generally derive from those used by a working surveyor and though some tidying up has been done there are still signs of prior use - on the CD each map is 4000pels wide (ie about 18x linear scale of the thumbnails. A couple of the maps were coloured but all are rendered as greyscale images. I would be interested in acquiring any of the missing plans.

NOTE that the plans show Douglas in period around 1865 - this was before the construction of Victoria Street, Loch Promenade and the wholesale demolition of old Douglas in the 1890s, 1930's and 1960's.

See discussion re Ordnance Survey elsewhere

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