Know Your Place: Historic Maps

KYP Calne map cropped in orange

Know Your Place West of England is for anyone interested in the local history of Wiltshire (as well as Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, and Somerset). It provides access to historic maps and interactive layers of historic data, archival collections and community input. This enables you to compare and contrast contemporary OS maps with historic maps, such as tithe and estate maps, which is great when studying the development of areas and communities. But not only this, it pinpoints (geotags) heritage collections of all shapes and sizes to their relevant locations on the maps – these are known as information layers.

Go to the Know Your Place website.

Here is a step-by-step guide to Know Your Place for anyone wanting to use the site but not sure how to get the best from it.

You can find out more on how to make the most out of Know Your Place in our blog and don't forget to follow Know Your Place on Twitter and Facebook.


The website was created as part of a successful Know Your Place project run by Bristol City Council funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.