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Seller: Top-Rated Seller lobban81 (32.527) 100%, Location: Guildford, Ships to: GB, Americas, Asia, IE, AU, Item: 360310012036 OLD ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS ORKNEY KIRKWALL & STROMNESS 1902 SHEET 108.03 This reprint published 1998 reprinted 2010 Description of Map These are the Alan Godfrey maps and have a wide reputation for good quality maps at a fantastic price. Quote from a well respected London Bookshop "Fascinating series of reproductions of old Ordnance Survey plans in the Alan Godfrey Editions, ideal for anyone interested in the history of their neighbourhood or family. Selected towns in Great Britain and Ireland are covered by maps showing the extent of urban development in the last decades of the 19th…" This is a brand new black & white folded map reprint maps are a must for the family historian, genealogist and anyone interested in local history of Orkney, Kirkwall and Stromness and also if you plan to visit Orkney for a holiday.Description from publisher This large scale plan is quite unique. It portrays the area in detail, showing the city in considerable detail. Here are individual houses and villas, alleyways and lanes, even the mooring posts at the harbour. In short, is the fascinationg minutiae that is the lifeblood of history. To accompany the map there is an essay on Kirkwall by W S Hewison, which explains how the city grew and developed over the years. Included are extracts from the Map of Stromness at the same time. This picturesque seaport was at its busiest in the early 19 Century and in 1821 its population of 2,236 was actually larger than Kirkwalls. Whaling ships were crewed and supplied from the port, and the Hudsons Bay Company used it as a major watering base, at one time most of the company's men in Canada were Orcadians, mainly from Stromness. These activities gradually declined and finally ended in 1914. By the late 19 Century the fishing industry was growing and curing yards were built at Ness; by 1900 fishing boats had largely replaced commercial vessels. The population in 1901 was just 1650 but on census night the herring fleet happened to be in the town boosting the official figure to 2450. So if you family were in the fishing trade are were missing on that night - have a look at the census. Most traders in Stromness required access to the waterfront and this explains the remarkable layout of the town based on its mile long main street. Long narrow buildings or quoys extended back from the shore most with their own jetties. As the town grew, houses, had to be built further back but access passages woud be left between the new and the old eventually these passages were joined up, forming the narrow main street shown on the map. It is a fascinating example of how an industry shaped a town vividly portrayed here. These maps will be of interest to schools, to Orcadians and to visitors alike. Coverage is Kirkwall, the most important town on Orkney, with its magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, its ruined Palaces, and the Peerie Sea coming right into the town. Many people find Stromness even more interesting, with its quoys extending back from the shore; at times in its history Stromness has been larger than Kirkwall. So on the reverse there is included a map of this fascinating port. The Combination Poorhouse on the High Street. Additional information from seller:Kirkwall: Named Properties: Gallow Ha, Laing Brea, Warrenfield, Quoybanks Glaitness, Glaitness House, Weyland, Daisybank, Papdale, Eastbank, St Magnus's Villa, Woodbine Villa, Adelaide Cottage, Hayfield, Voresheed, Park Cottage, Watersfield, Briarles, Churches Schools: School, School Place, UP Church, UP Manse, St Olaf's Church, R C Church, Main Street, Site of Grammar School Broad Street, Garve Yard, Church, St Magnus's Cathedral, Stromness: Stromness Harbour, Inner Holm, Outer Holm, Whitehouse Rocks, The Ness, Ness Shipbuilding Yard, Pier, Lighthouse, Town Hall & Museum, The Haven, Drill Hall, The piers continue along the harbour to Hamla Voe. Names Properties: Citadel, Guardhouse, Nessbreck, Knockhall, Midgarth, Farafield House, Langhouse, Whitehouse, The Braes, Quildon, Oglaby, Carlton Cottage, Seaview Cottage, Grieveship, Pleasance, Caledonia Villa, Bea Cottage, Bellevue House, Olaville, The Church, School, Free Church, St Marys Church as shown. 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Our discount is based your purchasing all items together with one payment.Please provide your full and correct postal address including addressee (named person, name of road company, floor, department etc ) which complies with Royal Mail address and postcode , in particular if you are requesting despatch to work address and ensure that arrangements have been made for receipt of item if you are not available to receive item and if delivered on a Saturday.If you wish to pay by Credit Card payment we do not accept credit card payments direct. If you do not have a paypal account you can sign on as a guest free of charge and pay through paypal with your credit card.. Condition: Brand New Map in protective, Region: UK, Map Type: Family History & Coast Local History, County: Orkney, Original/Reproduction: Antique Reproduction, Antique/ Modern: Modern, Format: Sheet Map, Type: Ordnance Survey Map, Year: 1902, City: Kirkwall & Stromness, Country/Region: Scotland, Era: 1900s

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