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Use this 1835 map of Devon as a key to locating your community on larger scale historical mapping of the county. The maps included are:

C. and J. Greenwood's one inch to the mile survey of 1827 (Batten and Bennett The printed maps of Devon no. 96)
Christopher Saxton's map of 1575 (Batten and Bennet, no. 1)
Benjamin Donn's one inch to the mile survey of 1765 (Batten and Bennett, no. 44).

Click on the map to home in on the area which interests you. The Greenwood and Donn maps have been broken into ten kilometer squares, based on the national grid used by the Ordnance Survey. Because of inaccuracies in surveying and the different projections that may be used, matches may be approximate only. An alternative approach is to use the historical gazetteer which also has links to the appropriate section of the Greenwood map.


The map used as a key is from Pigot and Co's pocket atlas of 1835, item 114 in Batten and Bennett's cartobibliography The printed maps of Devon: county maps 1575-1837.

Key to Saxton map (1575):

North west - SS (SW) North central - SS (SE) North east - ST (SW)
South west - SX (NW) South central - SX (NE) South east - SY (NW)

Please point out any false links that you may discover while using this website.


Creator: Devon Library and Information Services
Title: Digital map of historic Devon : key sheet
Imprint: : Devon Library Services
Date: 2003
Format: Web page : HTML
Series: Maps ; 01
Ref. no.: WEB MAPTITLE
Coverage: Devon . Maps . Index sheets . 1575-1835

Last Updated: 06/05/2005



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