Estate Maps of Scotland, 1730s-1950s

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Estate maps illustrate all aspects of estate management, particularly in the countryside: the enclosure of fields and common land, drainage, embankments and the reclamation of moss and muir, new crops and new rotations, the clearance or depopulation of people, especially from upland areas, the creation of planned villages and new housing, and the development of new industries. Estate maps are primarily associated with the major era of agricultural improvement from around 1760 to 1840, and are often the most detailed maps of rural areas before Ordnance Survey mapping.

Browse Estate Maps of Scotland using a graphic index

At present, we have coverage of these counties: