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Collection Level Description: Manuscript Estate and Parish Maps, up to 1850, in the Bodleian Library

Reference: (see below for full shelfmarks)
Title: Manuscript Estate and Parish Maps, up to 1850, in the Bodleian Library
Dates of Creation: 16th cent.-1850
Extent: 137 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Various

Language of Material: English and Latin

Administrative/Biographical History

The Bodleian does not possess a distinct collection of estate and parish maps; such maps may be found amongst privately deposited papers. The Gough collection (MSS. Gough) is particularly rich in map material; Richard Gough (1735-1809) was an antiquary, see the Dictionary of National Biography for details.

Scope and Content

Listed below are the (pre-1974) counties for which the Bodleian holds a manuscript map, usually depicting a parish or larger area, including estates, gardens and plantations. Oxfordshire and the counties of the South-East are best represented.

For details on individual maps please refer to Nigel James' list (see 'Finding Aids' below), which, where known, records the following information: map title, map surveyor, date (usually of survey), scale, source, and shelfmark. This list also contains information on relevant printed maps.

The shelfmarks of the maps are as follows: Arch A d. 1; C17:46 e. 1; Dep. a. 2, 21, 31 & 34; Gough Kent 36; Gough London 134; Gough Northampton 5; Gough Maps 1, 5, 8, 13, 18-24, 27, 30, 40, 41, 46; Gough Maps London 24 ; Gough Maps Middlesex 8-10 & 43; Gough Maps Sussex 6; Gough Maps Warwickshire 6; Gough Stafford 12; Gough Suffolk 7; MS. C17:13, 15, 17, 21, 25-6, 28, 31-2, 34, 36, 46, 48-9, 53-4, 56, 58, 61 & 70; (R) MS. C17:13, 26, 28, 32, 45, 49, 54-5, 58 & 61; MS. Charters Oxon. a. 63; MS. DD. Dashwood (Bucks) d. 5; MS. DD. Henley Borough A. X; (R) MS. DD. Redesdale 1. c. 2; (R) MS. Dep. a. 4 & 7; MS. Don. b. 36; MS. Gough Drawings a. 2-4; MS. Gough Gen. Top. 29; MS. Gough Misc. antiq. 7; MS. Gough Norfolk 31 & 45; MS. Gough Northants. 5; MS. Gough Oxon. 5 & 15; MS. Gough Plans 1-3, 6, 9 & 11-12; MS. Maps Eng. a. 2; MS. Maps Herts. a. 1; MS. Maps Kent b. 1; MS. Maps Northants. 1; MS. Maps Oxon. a. 1-2 & 25, b. 3; MS. Maps Staffs. b. 1; MS. Maps Sussex a. 1; MS. North adds d. 1; MS. Top. Northants. a. 1; MS. Northumberland Rolls 2; MS. Phillips-Robinson c. 659; MS. Radcliffe Trust b. 3; MSS. Rawl. B. 456, D. 1481; MS. Rolls Berks. 43; MS. Rolls Camb. 8 & 10-11; MS. Rolls Essex 1; MS. Rolls Hants. 44; MS. Rolls Northants. 3; MS. Rolls Oxon. 103; MS. Rolls Suffolk 26; MS. Top. Berks. c. 13 & 36; MS. Top. Cornwall e. 1; MS. Top. Derby c. 2; MS. Top. Hereford d. 1; MS. Top. Kent c. 12; MS. Top. Northants. a. 1; MS. Top. Notts. a. 2; MS. Top. Oxon. a. 24, 39 & 63, b. 39, c. 123 & 300, d. 502 & 662, e. 79 & 285; MS. Top. Sussex d. 2; MS. Top. Warw. e. 2; MS. Top. Wilts. c. 2; MS. Top. Yorks. a. 2; (R) MS. Top. Oxon. a. 3, a. 41.

Administrative Information

Access Conditions

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Further Information

Finding Aids

Nigel James 'A select list of parish and estate maps, up to 1850, held at the Bodleian Library, Oxford', 1996, revised 2004. The list is available, as a PDF document, online at

Related Units of Description

The Gough Collection (MSS. Gough); various topographical collections (MSS. Top. [county]; MSS. Rolls. [county]).

Access Points

Boundaries (Estates) | England

Maps, manuscript

Parishes | England | Maps

Real property | England

Gough | Richard | 1735-1809 | antiquary

Bedfordshire (England)

Berkshire (England)

Buckinghamshire (England)

Cambridgeshire (England)

Cheshire (England)

Cornwall (England)

Derbyshire (England)

Devon (England)

Dorset (England)

Essex (England)

Gloucestershire (England)

Great Britain | Topography

Hampshire (England)

Herefordshire (England)

Hertfordshire (England)

Huntingdonshire (England)

Inverness-shire (Scotland)

Kent (England)

Leicestershire (England)

London (England)

Middlesex (England)

Norfolk (England)

Northamptonshire (England)

Northumberland (England)

Nottinghamshire (England)

Oxford (England)

Oxfordshire (England)

Somerset (England)

Staffordshire (England)

Stirlingshire (Scotland)

Suffolk (England)

Surrey (England)

Sussex (England)

Warwickshire (England)

Wiltshire (England)

Worcestershire (England)

Yorkshire (England)

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