Category Archives: Website

We now have more detailed Irish historical maps

We are continuing to improve our coverage of Ireland. Up to now, the only historical mapping was what we have for more or less the whole of Europe: 1:500,000 maps published by the British General Staff Geographical Survey in the … Continue reading

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New travel writer: William Gilpin, Observations on the River Wye

We have just added another book to our collection of historical British travel writing, William Gilpin’s Observations of the River Wye, and several parts of South Wales (London: Cadell Junior and W. Davies, 1800), describing journeys along the whole length … Continue reading

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Adding the Isle of Man

The original Britain was strictly limited to England, Scotland and Wales. We are working on adding Ireland, and you will already find a few Irish “places” in the system. Recently we have made a more modest extension, to the Isle … Continue reading

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Improvements to our “Places” gazetteer

We have just made some changes to our list of “places”. Firstly, back when we first created the “places” gazetteer in 2004, its core was a list of all Civil Parishes in 1911. As a result the gazetteer contained a … Continue reading

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A page we don’t want you to see …

Touch wood, we have sorted out the problem that caused the new site to crash just a couple of days after it went live, but there will inevitably continue to be occasional “outages” — and Murphy’s Law specifies that they … Continue reading

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New Expert Search for “places”

This is the first of a series of posts about new features in the site we launched last week. In the previous version of A Vision of Britain through Time, the Expert Search page just linked to various other pages … Continue reading

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Vision of Britain 2.5 goes live

We are now running a new version of the web site A Vision of Britain through Time on a new server. There are a lot of changes, and we will be making a whole series of posts about them, but … Continue reading

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