Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Banff
These detailed maps normally cover an area of about one and a half miles by one mile. Each map includes an introduction.
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Here are the details of maps for Banff:
Banffshire 04.12 Banff 1902 - published 1994, intro by David M Bertie. ISBN.978-0-85054-696-5
This detailed map, which includes all of sheet 4.12 and part of sheet 4.16 to the south, covers most of Banff, with coverage extending westward to Boyndie Links and southward to Duff House.
Features include railway with terminus, castle, prison, churches, Bridge of Banff (at eastern edge of map), Chalmers Hospital, Battery Green, North Pier, Old Market Place, Seatown area, cemetery, boatbuilding yard, Lusylaw Wood, Scotstown area, Harbour, and all the buildings of the town centre neatly shown.
In 1746 an official visitor from England wrote of Banff that it was "a neat little town, consisting of two long streets and several short ones. There is also a Market Cross, close to which is a house of good entertainment
kept by the Town Clerk....The town, I believe, lives chiefly by smuggling". The town moved on to become a major fishing port,
though many 17th and 18th century buildings survived; and by the time of this map tourism was very important. This was helped
by the railway, which is seen running close to the shore.
Our map includes an introduction to the history of Banff by David M Bertie, and there are also extracts from
a contemporary Almanac, and a list of fishing boats registered in the port.
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