Maps

Please quote the reference below when making enquiries about this item:  4886

Our archive of old maps of the Crediton area, and some drawings of improvement projects

[Spring 2022 - this section is being revised].

Crediton Museum represents the following parishes: Bow, Cheriton Bishop, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Clannaborough, Coldridge, Colebrooke, Crediton, Crediton Hamlets, Down St Mary, Eggesford, Hittisleigh, Kennerleigh, Lapford, Morchard Bishop, Newton St Cyres, Nymet Rowland, Poughill, Sandford, Shobrooke, Stockleigh Pomeroy, Stockleigh English, Tedburn St Mary, Thelbridge, Upton Hellions, Whitestone, Woolfardisworthy (East), Zeal Monachorum.

We maintain a useful and interesting collection of old maps of these parishes. There is a useful library of large scale maps for reference, as well as a number of 'artefact' maps showing specific issues.

We also have a small collection of maps and architects' drawings relating to improvement projects. In addition to the project information, these documents sometimes provide useful incidental information, e.g. names of owners of adjoining property.

Most items are stored at our Downes archive, which is not open to the public, and typically only visited by CAHMS personnel once a week. It is essential to contact us before visiting, so that items can be brought to the Museum for viewing, or copies made.

We have an article about old units of measurement which might help explain some of the units encountered in old maps.


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