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Archaeology & Palaeoecology: Historic Online maps

Library support for Archaeology & Palaeoecology

Historical online maps of Great Britain

Historic Digimap

*Please note that Historic Digimap does not include Northern Ireland maps*

This resource allows you to view, annotate and print historic maps of mainland Great Britain.

Historic Digimap contains map data at scales ranging from 1:10,560 to 1:500 and dates ranging from 1843 to 1996; available for

You will need to register with EDINA Digimap before you can access their collections. 

If you have any problems accessing Digimap, please email

Ewart Map Collection online

Ewart Map Collection, via Digital Special Collections & Archives, contains approximately 150 original maps and facsimiles of printed and manuscript maps of Ireland; provinces and counties of Ireland; and individual places in Ireland, ca 1567-1900.

Maps of the escheated counties of Ireland 1609

Maps of the escheated counties of Ireland 1609, via Digital Special Collections & Archives, is an atlas containing 31 facsimiles of maps of Ireland ca. 1594-1609. It was published by the Southampton Ordnance Survey office under the direction of Sir Henry James R E in 1861.

Northern Ireland Historic Environment online maps

The Historic Environment Map Viewer allows you to view the locations of built heritage sites in Northern Ireland from the Department for Communities, based on mapping provided by OSNI.


Republic of Ireland Historic Environment maps

The National Monuments Service Historic Environment Viewer is a  free-to-use digital service provided by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage in the Republic of Ireland.