1965 Route Planning Map - North

Talk about items you find on SABRE Maps - interesting features, historic road layouts etc. Also contains announcements of new maps available on SABRE Maps.

Moderator: Site Management Team

Post Reply
User avatar
Steven
SABRE Maps Coordinator
Posts: 17493
Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2002 20:39
Location: Wolverhampton, Staffordshire
Contact:

1965 Route Planning Map - North

Post by Steven » Tue Oct 24, 2017 21:43

We now have the full set of the original edition of the 1965 Ordnance Survey Route Planning Map with the addition of the northern (Scotland and Northern England) sheet.

Highlights (for me anyway) include the appearance of the A1(M) Darlington Bypass (along with the A66(M)) marked as under construction; the first section of M8 open; and the Forth Road Bridge - which includes a slightly off mapping of the associated part of M90!

This now completes the full set of the original editions of the first three Route Planning Maps published. The 1967 maps aren't yet out of copyright, so there will need to be a wait to add those.
Steven

Founder Member, SABRE ex-Presidents' Corner

Did you know there's more to SABRE than just the Forums?
Add your roads knowledge to the SABRE Wiki today!
Have you browsed SABRE Maps recently? Try getting involved!


From the SABRE Wiki: Ordnance Survey Route Planning Map :


The Ordnance Survey Route Planning Map series were the follow-up series to the Ten-Mile Road Map of Great Britain. Compared with the earlier maps they were generally less detailed, with fewer B-roads being shown, and very little detail in urban areas.

They covered Great Britain in two sheets, with Sheet 1 covering Scotland, and England south to roughly a line joining Ravenglass on the Cumberland coast with Ravenscar on the Yorkshire side. Some urban areas (depending on the

... Read More

User avatar
wrinkly
Member
Posts: 8390
Joined: Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:17
Location: Leeds

Re: 1965 Route Planning Map - North

Post by wrinkly » Tue Oct 24, 2017 22:22

Steven wrote: Highlights (for me anyway) include the appearance of the A1(M) Darlington Bypass (along with the A66(M)) marked as under construction; the first section of M8 open; and the Forth Road Bridge - which includes a slightly off mapping of the associated part of M90!
Allowing for the small scale and the hand-drawn base map, the representation of the first bit of the M90 itself is reasonable, given that its north end was at a temporary tie-in here, but to show the A823(M) as AP was an error.

mfmman
Member
Posts: 149
Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 19:12

Re: 1965 Route Planning Map - North

Post by mfmman » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:37

There appears to be an error on the M5 sections around Bristol.

The dual carriageway A4018 Cribbs Causeway is shown as being part of the M5, I think.

'64 and '66 show it as an A road dual carriageway

Post Reply