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Arrowsmith map of Leadhills, 1807

Arrowsmith map of Leadhills

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Year: 1807

The Aaron Arrowsmith Map of 1807 is a useful map. It was undertaken at a time when there was a significant demand for lead. In 1807 Britain was engaged in…

Forest map of Leadhills, 1819

Forest map of Leadhills

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Year: 1819

The Forest map of Leadhills from 1819. This map includes various details, including reference to the Hopetouns. The Hopetouns had owned the land around Leadhills since the early part of…

Pont map of Leadhills area

Pont Map of Leadhills area

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Year: 1596

In 1596, when this map was produced, lead mining had not commenced in the area. As such, the map shows a number of small settlements such as Glendorch and Snar.…

Blaeu map of Leadhills, 1654

Blaeu map of Leadhills

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Year: 1654

Blaeu’s map of Leadhills from 1654. This map greatly improved accuracy from Timothy Pont’s map of the area. Blaeu was a Dutch cartographer born in Alkmaar. This map was produced…

John Doret map of Leadhills, 1750

John Doret map

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Year: 1750

The John Doret map of Leadhills from 1750. The map shows the names of some of the small settlements not mentioned in Joan Blaeu’s map. Map courtesy of the National…

Ross Map of Leadhills, 1776

Ross Map of Leadhills

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Year: 1776

A fascinating map of Leadhills from 1776. The map references the “Great Quantities of Gold found here”, as well as areas rich in lead deposits.

Pont's map of Lanark, 1596

Pont’s Map of Lanark

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Year: 1596

Pont’s Map of Lanark from 1596. This map gives an incredible look at the layout of Lanark during the time of James VI of Scotland. By 1596, Lanark had four…

Forest Map of Shieldhill, 1816

Forest Map of Shieldhill

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Year: 1816

The Forest Map of 1816 showing Shieldhill contains considerably more detail than William Roy’s map of 1752. The map indicates the growing importance of neighbouring Huntfield. The Chancellors had continued…

Ordnance Survey map of Lanark Castle

Ordnance Survey map of Lanark Castle

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This Ordnance Survey map provides some idea of the layout of Lanark Castle.

Roy Map of Shieldhill and Quothquan, 1752

Roy Map of Quothquan and Shieldhill

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Year: 1752

William Roy’s 1752 map of Quothquan and Shieldhill, showing that the area around Shieldhill had several fields surrounded by trees, part of a designated landscape. Quothquan Mill is shown to…