The "Old series" map was first published in 1805, covering England and Wales in its entirety by 1869 (though a 'New Series' had already been authorised and began in 1863). It used a variation on the Cassini Projection using Delamere as its origin - this may cause distortion in some areas as we have attempted to reproject the map onto the more modern Web Mercator projection to work on modern web viewers. Please note due to this it is only possible to give an approximate modern geographic reference of areas on this map, with geolocation most accurate near the coasts and least accurate towards the centre of the country.
If the free resources available on the ARCHI website are useful to you, please consider making a donation of £3 to help us keep them free. Thanks!
These free resources include the
ARCHI Ancient Place-name Finder
Old Map Finder
Worldwide Archaeological, Historic and Cultural Sites
This map dynamically loads the northern (volume 8) or southern (volumes 1-7) areas of the 1st series map depending on where the map is panned, or use the toggle below to switch between areas.
Find British Archaeological Site locations held on the ARCHI UK database of 200,000+ British archaeological sites. You can search with a Postcode, Place or Co-ordinate and find UK Archaeological sites within 3, 5 or 10km of your search location.
View Beautiful Antique Maps of the British Isles drawn by the fathers of British cartography including Christopher Saxton and Herman Moll plus many other incredible old maps.
Use this ARCHI Place-Name Finder Search Form to search for place names and place-name elements (eg *ton, *chester* (see more at List of British (English, Welsh, Scottish) place-name meanings) and generate a distribution map of all places in Britain which have that name or element.