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OS Quarter Inch Fourth Series 1945-1950

New on SABRE Maps are four additional OS Quarter Inch maps from the immediate post-war period to add to our already large georeferenced collection

Whilst SABRE Maps already has a large collection from this era, these additional editions of the following sheets from the England and Wales series:
* Sheet 1 (The Border) Revision 20046
* Sheet 7 (South Wales) Revision 2027
* Sheet 12 (England, South East and London) Revision 25045/Ch

And the following from the Scottish series:
* Sheet 4 (Glasgow and the Middle West) Revision 2019

They can be found on the OS Quarter Inch section of SABRE Maps, on the 1945, 1946, 1948 and 1950 layers.

This means that we're only missing five post-war editions of this series - could you help us acquire these, perhaps by scanning items in your personal collection?

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Image taken from the B773 SABRE Wiki page


The B773 is a short link road in East Renfrewshire. It starts at the Dovecothall Roundabout on the A736 by St John the Evangelist Church on the eastern edge of Barrhead and heads east along Darnley Road. This is initially residential on the left whilst it skirts Cowan Park on the right. There is then a brief semi-rural section with fields first on one side, then the other, before a roundabout is reached...

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Wet evening on the Suffolk Street Queensway by Big l

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Brynmawr Gateway Bridge and A465 section 2 dual carriageway newly completed after seven years, December 2021 by Jeremai

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Ordnance Survey Ten-Mile Road Map of Great Britain cover, 1956 edition by Steven

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Covers of three Bartholomew's Pocket Plans: Edinburgh and Suburbs, Glasgow, and Glasgow and Suburbs. Various scales, dates unknown by Halmyre


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Lay-by on the A35 by Marilyn Peddle

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