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Transport, urbanization and economic development in England and Wales c.1670-1911

Transport, urbanization and economic development in England and Wales c.1670-1911

Road network in England and Wales c.1680

The roads data include a digitisation of the routes indicated by the strip maps of John Ogilby's atlas of "principal roads" in England and Wales, published in 1675. This consisted of strip maps at 1:63360 scale of 85 routes on 100 copper plates which plotted over 7500 miles of road. Where possible the digitisation is from georectified scans of Gordon Dickinson's unpublished replottings of the Ogilby routes. For permission to use his work we are very grateful. For routes not plotted by Dickinson digitisation is from A Map of XVII Century England (Ordnance Survey, Southampton, 1930). This map was produced by O.G.S. Crawford.

A map of Ogilby roads is shown below.

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