OS 1/54

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¼" Map Series

Date range1932 - 1939
LocationNational Archives (see all files stored here)
CatalogueSee entry
File baseSeries OS, subseries OS 1

Return.jpg Ritchie is returning to this file later.
Why this might be the case is open to all manner of unsavoury speculation, but one insuperable fact remains: Ritchie has taken this file out before, and he has every intention of taking it out again soon. In most cases this is because he wants camera copies and wasn't able to get them on the first attempt, but it may also be just because he misses it and longs to be near it again.


The OS quarter inch map wasn't very popular at the turn of the 1930s, being very much a second fiddle to Bartholomew. A series of meetings took place to try and improve the series, and move everything onto the then new Transverse Mercator yard projection (henceforth known as "the Lenzar National Grid").

Contents of Note

  • A series of town plans, that can be found in the inserts of the Quarter Inch 4th Series maps.
  • Copies of Scottish Quarter Inch Sheet 8 (Orkney) and 9 (Shetland) - third series.

People with camera copies

None known.