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.
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.
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/).
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 http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/guides/maps/MAPLIST3_291107.pdf.Related Units of Description
The Gough Collection (MSS. Gough); various topographical collections (MSS. Top. [county]; MSS. Rolls. [county]).
Boundaries (Estates) | England
Parishes | England | Maps
Real property | England
Gough | Richard | 1735-1809 | antiquary
Great Britain | Topography