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Norfolk Maps

See also the map of County Boundaries (before 1974).
There may be more Norfolk information in the Genuki/England Maps section.

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Copyright © Pat Newby.
February 2006


Guides to using Maps in Research

This is only a small selection from the many publications available.
Foot, William
Maps for Family History: a Guide to the Records of the Tithe, Valuation Office and National Farm Surveys of England and Wales, 1836-1943.
Public Record office Readers' Guide, No. 9.
[ISBN 1873162170, PRO Publications, London, 1994]
Harley, J.B. and Phillips, C.W.
The Historian's Guide to Ordnance Survey Maps.
[British Association for Local History, 1972]
Oliver, Richard
Ordnance Survey Maps: a Concise Guide for Historians.
[Charles Close Society for the Study of OS Maps]

Town and Parish Maps

See also the links and information below.

The County of Norfolk: Old Maps

These maps show the whole county, so the scale is very small.

Sites with collections of old maps. Some allow searching; others sell reprints of maps.

Other Publications

Chubb, Thomas, b.1858?
A descriptive list of the printed maps of Norfolk 1574-1916; with bibliographical notes and a tabular index: and a descriptive list of Norwich plans 1541-1914 by Geo. A. Stephen.
[Norwich: Jarrold, 1928]
Cox, Thomas
Magna Britannia et Hibernia, antiqua & nova: or, A new survey of Great Britain.
Vol.3: Containing the counties of London and Middlesex, Norfolk, Northamptonshire and Northumberland
[London: printed by E. & R. Nutt; and sold by T. Cox, 1724]
Frostick, Raymond
The Dutch connection: some Norfolk maps and their makers.
[ISBN 0903181045, Norfolk County Council Library and Information Service, 1988]
Jarrolds
Jarrolds' map of the rivers & broads of Norfolk & Suffolk.
Scale 1:63,360, 1 inch to 1 mile.
[London: Jarrold, 18--?]
Kain, Roger J.P. and Oliver, Richard R.
Historic Parishes of England & Wales.
An Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata.
[ISBN 0954003209, Colchester, History Data Service, 2001]

The County of Norfolk: Modern Maps

Online Maps

The following sites are for searching. They provide area maps, location maps, street maps, postcode searches, etc. You may need to restrict your searches to "England" or "United Kingdom". They will probably show similiar maps to each other. They are listed in alphabetic order.

Ordnance Survey Maps on Paper

Probably the best modern maps to begin with are in the "Landranger" Series. The scale is 1:50,000 (1.25 inches to 1 mile; 2cm to 1km), and each sheet covers approximately a square of 25 miles by 25 miles.

Norfolk is covered by 7 sheets:

Then there are maps in the "Pathfinder" Series, which show far more detail, including parish boundaries. The scale is 1:25,000 (about 2.5 inches to 1 mile, or 4cm to 1km). Each sheet covers approximately 12.5 miles east-to-west by 6 miles north-to-south (20x10km).

Norfolk is covered by 6 sheets: