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Re: OS One Inch New Popular Edition mapping

Post by Steven » Sun Aug 16, 2020 05:24

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Am I missing something massively obvious?!
No, I don't think you're missing anything massively obvious, but I think it's one of those things that it depends where you start. I started at the top right of the sheet where there's a number of differences to the east of Hunstanton, for example, the Chapel label at TF681399 and the Roman Road at TF710396; whilst the station north of Sedgeford (TF709374) is open in 1951 but closed in 1952.

I think my favourite little label change though is just north of Wisbech at TF459140, where "Old Sea Bank" is suddenly no longer "old" on the 1952 sheet!
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Re: OS One Inch New Popular Edition mapping

Post by c2R » Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:27

Steven wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 05:24
c2R wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 00:23
Am I missing something massively obvious?!
No, I don't think you're missing anything massively obvious, but I think it's one of those things that it depends where you start. I started at the top right of the sheet where there's a number of differences to the east of Hunstanton, for example, the Chapel label at TF681399 and the Roman Road at TF710396; whilst the station north of Sedgeford (TF709374) is open in 1951 but closed in 1952.

I think my favourite little label change though is just north of Wisbech at TF459140, where "Old Sea Bank" is suddenly no longer "old" on the 1952 sheet!
How interesting that some of those label changes were made.... The Old Sea Bank one is particularly interesting, as they're all Old Sea Banks there that date to before the more recent draining of the fenlands - many of which have roads on top. This explains why some of the Fenland drain roads are dead straight, while occasionally you get a twisty one in the midst of it all. Of course, typically the banks are not particularly great in elevation, when compared with a modern mechanically created sea wall.
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Re: OS One Inch New Popular Edition mapping

Post by Steven » Wed Aug 19, 2020 13:34

And again, a further year back has now been released, so we're now at 1950.

The New Popular Edition maps in this batch are:

* Sheet 83 (Penrith) Revision 1214
* Sheet 89 (Lancaster and Kendal) Revision 1231
* Sheet 91 (Ripon) Revision 1224
* Sheet 95 (Blackburn and Burnley) Revision 1215
* Sheet 96 (Leeds and Bradford) Revision 1216
* Sheet 110 (Stoke on Trent) Revision 1225
* Sheet 189 (Land's End) Revision 1222
* Sheet 190 (Truro and Falmouth) Revision 1229

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Re: OS One Inch New Popular Edition mapping

Post by Ross Spur » Wed Aug 19, 2020 16:31

Great work.

The Ripon map has narrowed down the opening dates of two early sections of dual carriageway on the A1 north and south of Sinderby (between Leeming and Dishforth). The dual carriageways were shown on the 1953 1:25000 on Sabre maps but the straightening at Healam Bridge and the new railway bridge at Baldersby Gate were not on the 1950 1 inch, so they must have opened between 1950 and 1953 unless the 1950 1 inch map hadn't been fully revised.

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Re: OS One Inch New Popular Edition mapping

Post by Steven » Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:52

The wheels of time keep turning backwards.

Welcome to 1949.

For this year, we bring you:

* Sheet 92 (Pickering) Revision 1198
* Sheet 108 (Denbigh) Revision 1211
* Sheet 149 (Colchester) Revision 1206
* Sheet 159 (The Chilterns) Revision 1159
* Sheet 162 (Southend-on-Sea) Revision 1197
* Sheet 163 (Barnstaple) Revision 1204
* Sheet 170 (London SW) Revision 1163
* Sheet 173 (East Kent) Revision 1164
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Re: OS One Inch New Popular Edition mapping

Post by Ritchie333 » Sun Aug 23, 2020 19:56

Interesting, the 1949 map of East Kent shows the whole of Elham Valley Railway open, though it had closed two years earlier.
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Re: OS One Inch New Popular Edition mapping

Post by Steven » Wed Aug 26, 2020 14:24

We're heading into the heyday of the New Popular Edition now, with the 1948 One Inch map layer being released today.

On it, there's quite a lot of sheets:

* Sheet 90 (Wensleydale) Revision 1199
* Sheet 111 (Buxton and Matlock) Revision 1200
* Sheet 157 (Swindon) Revision 1147
* Sheet 158 (Oxford and Newbury) Revision 1148
* Sheet 161 (London NE) Revision 1149
* Sheet 164 (Minehead) Revision 1190
* Sheet 171 (London SE) Revision 1152
* Sheet 172 (Chatham and Maidstone) Revision 1153
* Sheet 174 (Bude) Revision 1191
* Sheet 179 (Bournemouth) Revision 1154
* Sheet 181 (Chichester) Revision 1194
* Sheet 184 (Hastings) Revision 1158
* Sheet 186 (Bodmin and Launceston) Revision 1192

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Re: OS One Inch New Popular Edition mapping

Post by c2R » Wed Aug 26, 2020 14:44

It's great to see all these new maps coming to SABRE - it's like Christmas come early. I wonder if santa will bring me my own A3 scanner for Christmas this year....
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Re: OS One Inch New Popular Edition mapping

Post by Steven » Wed Aug 26, 2020 19:18

c2R wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 14:44
It's great to see all these new maps coming to SABRE - it's like Christmas come early.
Have you seen the 1946 and 1947 parts of the relevant Coverage Project pages??? :laugh:
I wonder if santa will bring me my own A3 scanner for Christmas this year....
A3 scanners are insanely expensive.

A3 printers with a scanner on top, on the other hand...

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Re: OS One Inch New Popular Edition mapping

Post by Steven » Sat Sep 05, 2020 17:13

Right, buckle up folks, because this is a biggie.

We've now reached 1947, and there was a need for new mapping after WW2, and that process was still going full steam ahead at this time.

So.... there's 61 New Popular Edition maps on this layer. Or to put it another way, pretty much all of England and Wales north of a line roughly between Cardiff and The Wash, with a few from south of that line as well. Quite a number of them only ever had a single NPE revision, so that's a lot added to the "every revision ever online" list...

Sheet 180 is actually from 1946 rather than 1947, but it's here because there was actually two different revisions published in 1946, so sue me!

They are:
64 Berwick-upon-Tweed - Revision 1001
71 Alnwick - Revision 1002
75 Dumfries - Revision 1003
76 Carlisle - Revision 1004
77 Hexham - Revision 1005
78 Newcastle upon Tyne - Revision 1006
82 Keswick - Revision 1007
83 Penrith - Revision 1008
84 Teesdale - Revision 1009
85 Durham - Revision 25047
86 Redcar and Whitby - Revision 1011
88 Barrow in Furness - Revision 1013
89 Lancaster and Kendal - Revision 1014
90 Askrigg and Settle - Revision 1015
91 Ripon - Revision 1016
93 Scarborough - Revision 1018
94 Preston - Revision 1019
95 Blackburn and Burnley - Revision 1020
96 Leeds and Bradford - Revision 1021
97 York - Revision 1022
98 Market Weighton - Revision 1023
99 Hull - Revision 1024
100 Liverpool - Revision 1025
101 Manchester - Revision 1026
102 Huddersfield - Revision 1027
103 Doncaster - Revision 1028
104 Gainsborough - Revision 1029
106 Anglesey - Revision 1031
107 Snowdon - Revision 1032
108 Denbigh - Revision 1033
109 Chester - Revision 1034
110 Stoke on Trent - Revision 1035
111 Buxton and Matlock - Revision 1036
112 Nottingham - Revision 1037
113 Lincoln and Grantham - Revision 1038
114 Boston and Skegness - Revision 1039
115 Pwllheli - Revision 1040
116 Dolgellau - Revision 1041
117 Bala and Welshpool - Revision 1042
118 Shrewsbury - Revision 1043
120 Burton upon Trent - Revision 1045
122 Melton Mowbray - Revision 1047
127 Aberystwyth - Revision 1052
128 Montgomery and Llandrindod Wells - Revision 1053
129 Ludlow - Revision 1054
130 Kidderminster - Revision 1055
131 Birmingham - Revision 1056
138 Fishguard - Revision 1063
139 Cardigan - Revision 1064
140 Llandovery - Revision 1065
141 Brecon - Revision 1066
142 Hereford - Revision 1067
146 Buckingham - Revision 1176
153 Swansea - Revision 1078
154 Cardiff - Revision 1079
166 Frome - Revision 1178
180 The Solent - Revision 40046
182 Brighton and Worthing - Revision 1156
183 Eastbourne - Revision 1157
185 Newquay and Padstow - Revision 1110
187 Plymouth - Revision 1179

(Oh, and there's a load of Scottish Popular Edition maps also been added, so don't forget to check them out too!)
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Re: OS One Inch New Popular Edition mapping

Post by Steven » Sat Sep 12, 2020 15:40

A week later, and a new One Inch annual layer is now available on SABRE Maps, with the 1946 layer going live.

Again, there's quite a lot of maps available on this layer in the big post-war map printing, with 47 New Popular Editions being available. They are:

105 Grimsby - Revision 20046
119 Stafford - Revision 20046
121 Derby Nottingham and Leicester - Revision 20046
123 Spalding - Revision 15046
124 Kings Lynn - Revision 15046/Cr
125 Fakenham - Revision 20046Cr
126 Norwich - Revision 25000/7/46Wa
132 Coventry and Rugby - Revision 20046
133 Northampton - Revision 20046
134 Huntingdon and Peterborough - Revision 20046
135 Cambridge and Ely - Revision 20046
137 Lowestoft - Revision 30046
143 Gloucester and Malvern - Revision 30046
145 Banbury - Revision 16046
146 Buckingham - Revision 16046
147 Bedford and Luton - Revision 16046
148 Saffron Walden - Revision 16046/Cr
149 Colchester - Revision 20046
150 Ipswich - Revision 15046/Cr
151 Pembroke - Revision 20046
152 Camarthen and Tenby - Revision 20046
155 Bristol and Newport - Revision 30046
156 Bristol and Stroud - Revision 18046/Cr
160 London N.W. - Revision 30046
161 London N.E. - Revision 8046/Cr
163 Barnstaple - Revision 25046/Cr
164 Minehead - Revision 25046
165 Weston-super-Mare - Revision 16046/Cr
166 Frome - Revision 16046/Cr
167 Salisbury - Revision 6045/Cr
168 Winchester - Revision 25000/6/46Wa
169 Aldershot - Revision 10046Cr
171 London S.E. - Revision 30046
172 Chatham and Maidstone - Revision 10046/Cr
173 East Kent - Revision 20046
174 Bude - Revision 20046/Cr
175 Okehampton - Revision 20046
176 Exeter - Revision 30046
179 Bournemouth - Revision 8046Cr
181 Chichester - Revision 25000/6/46Wa
184 Hastings - Revision 5046Cr
185 Newquay and Padstow - Revision 15046/Cr
186 Bodmin and Launceston - Revision 25046
187 Plymouth - Revision 25046
188 Torquay - Revision 30046
189 Land's End - Revision 40046
190 Truro and Falmouth - Revision 35046

Again, a number of these additions mean that we're up to 38 sheets where every New Popular revision printed is online.

There's also one more been added to the 1947 layer, mainly because I went off the revision code and didn't double check! This map, despite having a 1946 print code actually dropped into January 1947, so is added there.

136 Bury St Edmunds - Revision 20046
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Re: OS One Inch New Popular Edition mapping

Post by Steven » Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:13

Now it's time to visit 1945!

The following 18 New Popular Edition maps from the immediate post-war period are now available:

126 Norwich - Revision 8045
144 Cheltenham and Evesham - Revision 10046/Cr
149 Colchester - Revision 10046/Cr
150 Ipswich - Revision 15045/Cr
157 Swindon - Revision 11040
159 The Chilterns - Revision 10045/Ch
161 London N.E. - Revision 11040
162 Southend on Sea - Revision 10045/Ch
167 Salisbury - Revision 11040
168 Winchester - Revision 10045/Ch
169 Aldershot - Revision [no code]
170 London S.W. - Revision 20045/Ch
173 East Kent - Revision 12045/Ch
177 Taunton and Lyme Regis - Revision 12045/Cr
178 Dorchester - Revision 15045/Cr
181 Chichester - Revision 10045/Ch
182 Brighton and Worthing - Revision 11040
183 Eastbourne - Revision [no code]

And yes, there are a few maps from early 1946 appearing on the "1945" layer - that's because there were two revisions printed in 1946, and so as is SABRE Maps policy, the one nearest the middle of the year gets to live on that layer, and the other one gets shifted either a year later or a year earlier as appropriate.
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Re: OS One Inch New Popular Edition mapping

Post by Steven » Wed Sep 23, 2020 09:48

The observant amongst you will have noticed the appearance of a second 1945 layer today.

This layer is for where there are two 1945 revisions of a single map, and the "year shifting" trick doesn't work as no New Popular Edition maps were published in 1944!

They are:

126 Norwich Revision 145/Ch
158 Oxford and Newbury Revision 8040

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Re: OS One Inch New Popular Edition mapping

Post by Steven » Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:58

As those of you who have been keeping an eye on the progress of the OS One Inch Seventh Series updates will know, there's been a number of New Popular Edition maps also been added recently.

However, now that we're updating a timeframe where the New Popular Edition was the main mapping series across England and Wales, we'll move back here for the latest updates.

They are:
1952
Sheet 167 (Salisbury) NPE Revision 1299
Sheet 183 (Eastbourne) NPE Revision 1291
Sheet 190 (Truro & Falmouth) NPE Revision 1304

1951
Sheet 86 (Redcar and Whitby) NPE Revision 1240
Sheet 107 (Snowdon) NPE Revision 1243
Sheet 131 (Birmingham) NPE Revision 1249
Sheet 156 (Bristol and Stroud) NPE Revision 1254

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Re: OS One Inch New Popular Edition mapping

Post by Ross Spur » Sun Apr 18, 2021 18:18

Steven wrote:
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They are:
1952
Sheet 167 (Salisbury) NPE Revision 1299
Sheet 183 (Eastbourne) NPE Revision 1291
Sheet 190 (Truro & Falmouth) NPE Revision 1304
I wasn't hopeful that there would be much of new road build on the 1952 maps but then on the Eastbourne map there was the northern section of the Hailsham bypass shown as a dotted line https://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/maps/ind ... 3&layer=23 . We can follow progress on Sabre Maps:

1945 no bypass shown at all
1947 southern section shown as unclassified and northern section a dotted line
1952 southern section shown as A22 and northern section a dotted line
1957 both sections now shown and northern section as A267

The southern section was reported as having a single carriageway complete but not open in November 1939. Hastings Cyclists' Touring Club used it in January 1940 but whether it was open to other vehicles is not known. It looks like they rode it because it was new... sounds familiar. It was dual carriageway by December 1947 when an accident was reported.

The single carriageway northern section would have been completed in 1957 or late 1956 since the Council had still to apply for the Ministry grant in August 1955.

A quick look at Streetview shows some sections still original:
Hailsham bypass southern section south of Boship Roundabout
Hailsham bypass northern section north of Boship Roundabout
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Re: OS One Inch New Popular Edition mapping

Post by Steven » Tue May 11, 2021 16:34

Just uploaded has been a "real" New Popular Edition map, and two Tourist sheets - one of which is the only Scottish New Popular Edition sheet ever produced.

They are:

1949
Tourist (The Trossachs and Loch Lomond) Revision 3388

1950
Sheet 131 (Birmingham) NPE Revision 1219 (thanks to Richard Fairhurst)

1951
Tourist (Lake District) Revision 3631


I really like the look of these very early Tourist maps, and fortunately they're in an area where there is no "ordinary" One Inch maps, and they're not too different as to look messy!

Here's a challenge for you all though - what differences can you find between this sheet 131, and the 1951 revision?
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Re: OS One Inch New Popular Edition mapping

Post by c2R » Tue May 11, 2021 16:48

Steven wrote:
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Here's a challenge for you all though - what differences can you find between this sheet 131, and the 1951 revision?

Found one! The closure of Soho railway station!
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Re: OS One Inch New Popular Edition mapping

Post by Steven » Tue May 11, 2021 17:08

c2R wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 16:48
Steven wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 16:34
Here's a challenge for you all though - what differences can you find between this sheet 131, and the 1951 revision?

Found one! The closure of Soho railway station!
Excellent! I've found another one now I've looked again - Bentley Hall near M6 J10.
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