Ordnance Survey Books of Reference - 25 inch 1st edition, Scotland, 1855-1882

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The Ordnance Survey Books of Reference (or Area Books) record acreages of each land parcel on the OS 25 inch to the mile maps, and usually its land use, except in settlements and for counties surveyed after 1879.

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From 1859, Books of Reference were published for specific parishes, which the Library bound together into 22 volumes, ordered by parish into alphabetical chunks. These can be viewed in our Digital Gallery, ordered alphabetically by parish name. The listing below by county and parish, links directly to the relevant specific parish Book of Reference title page within these digitised volumes.

 

County of Aberdeen

AberdeenAberdour1871
AberdeenAberdour (Det.)1871
AberdeenAboyne and Glentanner1868
AberdeenAlford1866
AberdeenAuchindoir and Kearn1867
AberdeenAuchterless1871
AberdeenBanchory Devenick (Part of)1866
AberdeenBanchory Ternan (Parts of)1866
AberdeenBanchory Ternan (Parts of)1866
AberdeenBelhelvie1867
AberdeenBirse1868
AberdeenBourtie1868
AberdeenCabrach (Part of)1867
AberdeenCairnie (Part of)1872
AberdeenChapel of Garioch1868
AberdeenClatt1867
AberdeenCluny1866
AberdeenCoull1868
AberdeenCrathie & Braemar1869
AberdeenCrimond1870
AberdeenCruden1869
AberdeenCulsalmond1868
AberdeenDaviot1868
AberdeenDrumblade1872
AberdeenDrumoak (Part of)1866
AberdeenDyce1866
AberdeenEcht1866
AberdeenEllon1869
AberdeenFintray1867
AberdeenForgue1872
AberdeenFoveran1867
AberdeenFraserburgh1870
AberdeenFraserburgh (Det.)1871
AberdeenFyvie1869
AberdeenGartly (Part of)1872
AberdeenGlass (Part of)1872
AberdeenGlenmuick, Tullich, and Glencairn1868
AberdeenGlenmuick, Tullich, and Glencairn1869
AberdeenHuntly1872
AberdeenInsch1868
AberdeenInverury1867
AberdeenKeig1868
AberdeenKeith Hall and Kinkell1867
AberdeenKemnay1865
AberdeenKennethmont1868
AberdeenKildrummy1867
AberdeenKincardine O'Neil1867
AberdeenKinellar1865
AberdeenKing Edward1871
AberdeenKing Edward (Det.)1868
AberdeenKintore1895
AberdeenLeochel and Cushnie1868
AberdeenLeslie1867
AberdeenLogie Buchan1868
AberdeenLogie Coldstone1868
AberdeenLongside1870
AberdeenLonmay1870
AberdeenLumphanan1868
AberdeenMeldrum1868
AberdeenMethlick1869
AberdeenMethlick (Det.)1869
AberdeenMidmar1866
AberdeenMonquhitter1872
AberdeenMonymusk1866
AberdeenNew Deer1871
AberdeenNew Machar and New Machar (Det.)1867
AberdeenNew MacharIndex to places
AberdeenNew Machar (Det.)Index to places
AberdeenNewhills1866
AberdeenOld Deer (Part of)1870
AberdeenOld Machar; the six City parishes, and River Dee (tidal), extra-parochial1868
AberdeenOyne1868
AberdeenPeterculter; also Common lands, and Banchory Devenick (Det.)1866
AberdeenPeterhead1869
AberdeenPitsligo1872
AberdeenPremnay1868
AberdeenRathen1870
AberdeenRayne1868
AberdeenRhynie1867
AberdeenSkene1866
AberdeenSlains1868
AberdeenStrathdon and Glenbucket1869
AberdeenStrathdon (Det.)Index to places
AberdeenStrichen1871
AberdeenTarland and Migvie1868
AberdeenTarves1869
AberdeenTough1867
AberdeenTowie1869
AberdeenTullynessle and Forbes1868
AberdeenTurriff1871
AberdeenTyrie1871
AberdeenUdny1868
 

County of Argyll

ArgyllArdchattan1872
ArgyllArdnamurchan (Part of), also Morven, and Lismore and Appin (Det.)1873
ArgyllCampbelton1868
ArgyllColl1879
ArgyllColonsay and Oronsay1879
ArgyllCraignish1873
ArgyllDunoon1867
ArgyllGigha and Cara1870
ArgyllGlenorchy & Inshail1873
ArgyllInveraray1872
ArgyllInverchaolain1868
ArgyllJura1879
ArgyllKilbrandon and Kilchattan1872
ArgyllKilcalmonell abd Kilberry1869
ArgyllKilchoman1879
ArgyllKildalton and Oa1879
ArgyllKilfinan1868
ArgyllKilfinichen and Kilviceuen1879
ArgyllKillarrow and Kilmeny (Island of Islay)1879
ArgyllKillean and Kilkenzie1868
ArgyllKilmallie (Part of)1873
ArgyllKilmartin1870
ArgyllKilmichael Glassary1870
ArgyllKilmodan1868
ArgyllKilmore and Kilbride1871
ArgyllKilmorich1872
ArgyllKilmun1869
ArgyllKilmun1872
ArgyllKilniniam and Kilmore1879
ArgyllKilninver and Kilmelfort1873
ArgyllLismore and Appin1872
ArgyllLochgoilhead1868
ArgyllLochgoilhead1872
ArgyllMuckairn1872
ArgyllNorth Knapdale1870
ArgyllSaddell and Skipness1868
ArgyllSmall Isles (Part of)1878
ArgyllSouth Knapdale1870
ArgyllSouthend1868
ArgyllTiree1879
ArgyllTorosay1879
 

County of Banff

BanffAberlour1871
BanffAlvah1868
BanffBanff1868
BanffBellie (Part of)1871
BanffBoharm (Part of)1870
BanffBotriphnie1869
BanffBoyndie1867
BanffCabrach (Part of)1870
BanffCairnie (Part of)1872
BanffCullen1868
BanffDeskford1867
BanffFordyce1866
BanffForglen1867
BanffGamrie1870
Banff (Det.)Gartly (Part of)1872
BanffGlass1870
BanffGrange1869
BanffInveraven (Part of) and Kirkmichael1870
BanffInverkeithny1868
BanffKeith (Part of)1869
BanffMarnoch1868
BanffMortlach1871
BanffOld Deer (Part of)1870
BanffOrdiquhill1867
BanffRathven1868
BanffRothes1870
BanffRothiemay1868
BanffSt. Fergus1870
 

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick-upon-TweedLiberties of Berwick1861
 

County of Bute

ButeKilbride1867
ButeKilmory1867
ButeKingarth1865
ButeNorth Bute1865
ButeRothesay1864
 

County of Caithness

CaithnessBower1873
CaithnessCanisbay1874
CaithnessDunnet1873
CaithnessLatheron1873
CaithnessOlrig1873
CaithnessReay1873
CaithnessThurso1873
CaithnessWatten1872
CaithnessWick1873
 

County of Clackmannan

Perth and ClackmannanAlloa1864
ClackmannanClackmannan1864
ClackmannanDollar1864
Stirling, Perth, & ClackmannanLogie1864
Stirling and ClackmannanStirling1863
ClackmannanTillicoultry1863
 

County of Dumbarton

DumbartonArrochar1862
DumbartonBonhill1861
DumbartonCardross1861
Dumbarton (Det.)Cumbernauld1862
DumbartonDumbarton1862
DumbartonKilmaronock1861
Dumbarton (Det.)Kirkintilloch1862
DumbartonLuss1862
Dumbarton and StirlingNew Kilpatrick1863
DumbartonOld Kilpatrick1862
DumbartonRosneath1861
DumbartonRow1861
 

County of Elgin

ElginAlves1871
ElginBellie (Part of)1871
ElginBirnie1871
ElginBoharm (Part of)1870
ElginCromdale, Inverallan and Advie (Part of)1872
Elgin (Detached, No. 2)Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie (Part of) (Det. No. 2)1868
ElginDallas1871
ElginDrainie1871
ElginDuffus1871
ElginDyke and Moy1871
ElginEdinkillie1872
ElginElgin1871
ElginForres1870
ElginInveraven (Part of)1870
ElginKeith (Part of)1869
ElginKinloss1871
ElginKnockando1871
ElginRafford1871
ElginRothes (Part of)1871
ElginSt. Andrews Lhanbryd1872
ElginSpeymouth1872
ElginSpynie1870
ElginUrquhart1871
 

County of Forfar

ForfarAberlemno1863
ForfarAirlie1864
ForfarArbroath1862
ForfarAuchterhouse, also Caputh (Det. No. 2), and Tealing (Det.)1863
ForfarBrechin1864
Perth and ForfarCaputh1866
ForfarCareston1864
ForfarCortachy & Clova1864
ForfarCraig1864
ForfarDun1864
ForfarDundee1862
ForfarDunnichen1861
ForfarEassie & Nevay1863
Forfar and KincardineEdzell1864
ForfarFarnell1864
ForfarFearn1863
ForfarForfar1862
ForfarGlamis1863
ForfarGlenisla1864
ForfarGuthrie1861
ForfarInverkeilor1863
ForfarKettins1863
ForfarKingoldrum1863
ForfarKinnell, Farnell (Det.), and Maryton1863
ForfarKinnettles and Caputh1863
ForfarKirkden1861
ForfarKirriemuir1864
ForfarLethnot & Navar1866
ForfarLiff & Benvie1860
ForfarLintrathen1863
ForfarLogie Pert1864
ForfarLunan1863
ForfarLundie & Fowlis1863
ForfarMains & Strathmartine1861
ForfarMaryton1864
ForfarMenmuir1864
ForfarMontrose1863
ForfarNewtyle1863
ForfarOathlaw1863
ForfarRescobie1861
ForfarRuthven1864
ForfarSt. Vigeans1862
ForfarStracathro1864
ForfarTannadice1863
ForfarTealing1862
 

County of Inverness

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InvernessAbernethy and Kincardine1873
InvernessAlvie1871
InvernessArdisier1870
InvernessArdnamurchan (Part of)1874
InvernessBarra1879
InvernessBoleskine and Abertarff1872
InvernessBracadale (Island of Skye)1878
InvernessCawdor (Part of)1870
InvernessCromdale, Inverallan, and Advie1873
Nairn and Inverness (Det.)Croy and Dalcross (Parts of)1870
InvernessCroy and Dalcross (Det.)1868
InvernessCroy and Dalcross (Part of)1870
InvernessDaviot and Dunlichity1872
InvernessDores1872
InvernessDuirinish (Island of Skye)1878
InvernessDuthil and Rothiemurchus1873
InvernessHarris1879
InvernessInverness and Bona1870
InvernessKilmallie (Part of)1873
InvernessKilmonivaig1877
InvernessKilmonivaig1873
InvernessKilmorack1874
InvernessKilmuir1878
InvernessKiltarlity and Convinth1873
InvernessKingussie and Insh1871
InvernessKirkhill1872
InvernessLaggan1873
InvernessMoy and Dalrossie (Part of)Colophon
InvernessNorth Uist1879
InvernessPetty (Part of)1870
InvernessPortree (Island of Skye)1878
InvernessSleat (Island of Skye)1877
InvernessSmall Isles (Part of)1877
InvernessSnizort (Island of Skye)1878
InvernessSouth Uist1879
InvernessStrath (Island of Skye)1878
InvernessUrquhart and Glenmoriston1873
InvernessUrray (Part of)1874
 

County of Kincardine

KincardineArbuthnott1865
KincardineBanchory Devenick (Part of)1866
KincardineBanchory Ternan1866
KincardineBenholm1863
KincardineBervie1865
KincardineDrumoak (Part of)1866
KincardineDunnottar1866
KincardineDurris1866
Forfar and KincardineEdzell1864
KincardineFettercairn1864
KincardineFetteresso1866
KincardineFordoun1865
KincardineGarvock1864
KincardineGlenbervie1865
KincardineKinneff and Catterline1866
KincardineLaurencekirk1864
KincardineMaryculter1866
KincardineMarykirk1864
KincardineNigg1867
KincardineSt. Cyrus1864
KincardineStrachan1866
 

County of Lanark

LanarkAvondale1860
LanarkBarony (Glasgow)1861
LanarkBothwell1860
LanarkCalton1861
LanarkCambusnethan1869
LanarkCarluke1860
LanarkCarnwath1860
LanarkCarstairs1860
LanarkCathcart1860
LanarkCity (Glasgow)1861
LanarkCrawford1861
LanarkCrawfordjohn1861
LanarkCulter1861
LanarkDalserf1860
LanarkDalziel, Parish of Hamilton1861
LanarkDouglas1860
LanarkDunsyre1860
LanarkGovan; also Gorbals1861
LanarkLamington & Wandel1861
LanarkLesmahagow1860
LanarkMaryhill1861
LanarkNew Monkland1860
LanarkOld Monkland1860
LanarkRutherglen1860
LanarkShotts1860
LanarkSpringburn1861
LanarkWalston1861
LanarkWiston and Roberton1861
 

County of Nairn

NairnArdclach1870
NairnAuldearn1879
NairnCawdor (Parts of) and Moy and Dalarossie (Part of)1870
Nairn and Inverness (Det.)Croy and Dalcross (Parts of)1870
NairnDaviot and Dunlichity (Parts of)1870
NairnNairn1870
NairnPetty (Part of)1870
NairnUrquhart and Logie Wester (Part of)1874
 

County of Orkney

OrkneyBirsay1881
OrkneyBurness1881
OrkneyCross1881
OrkneyDeerness1882
OrkneyEday1881
OrkneyEvie1881
OrkneyFirth1881
OrkneyFlotta1882
OrkneyHarray1881
OrkneyHolm1882
OrkneyHoy and Graemsay1882
OrkneyKirkwall and St. Ola1881
OrkneyLady1881
OrkneyNorth Ronaldsay1881
OrkneyOrphir1881
OrkneyRendall1881
OrkneyRousay1880
OrkneySt. Andrews1882
OrkneySandwick1882
OrkneyShapinsay1881
OrkneySouth Ronaldsay1882
OrkneyStenness1881
OrkneyStromness1882
OrkneyStronsay1881
OrkneyWalls1882
OrkneyWestray1880
 

County of Peebles

PeeblesCulter1861
 

County of Perth

PerthAberdalgie1860
PerthAberfoyle1864
PerthAbernethy1862
PerthAbernyte1863
Perth and ClackmannanAlloa1864
PerthAlyth1865
PerthArdoch1864
PerthAuchterarder1865
PerthAuchtergaven and Methven1866
PerthBalquhidder1866
PerthBendochy1865
PerthBlackford1864
PerthBlair Athole1867
PerthBlairgowrie1865
PerthCallander1866
Perth and ForfarCaputh1866
PerthCargill and Scone (Det.)1866
PerthClunie1866
PerthCollace1866
PerthComrie1866
Perth & ForfarCoupar Angus1864
PerthCrieff1865
PerthCulross1861
PerthDron1861
PerthDull1867
PerthDunbarney1862
PerthDunblane1863
PerthDunkeld & Dowally1867
PerthDunning1862
PerthErrol1863
PerthFindo Gask1866
PerthForgandenny1861
PerthForteviot1862
PerthFortingal1867
PerthFossaway1861
PerthFowlis Wester and Crieff (Det.)1896
PerthGlendevon1862
PerthInchture1862
PerthKenmore1867
PerthKillin1867
PerthKilmadock1864
PerthKilspindie1863
PerthKincardine1864
PerthKinclaven1865
PerthKinfauns1862
PerthKinloch, and Caputh (Det. Nos. 6 & 7)1866
PerthKinnaird1864
PerthKinnoull1865
PerthKippen (Part of)1863
PerthKirkmichael1867
PerthLecropt (Part of)1864
PerthLethendy1866
PerthLittle Dunkeld1866
PerthLogierait1867
PerthLongforgan; also Liff and Benvie (Part of), and Caputh1863
PerthLundie and Fowlis (Part of)1863
PerthMadderty1866
PerthMeigle1864
PerthMethven1866
PerthMoneydie1866
PerthMonzie1865
PerthMonzievaird and Strowanm1865
PerthMoulin1867
PerthMuckart1862
PerthMuthill1865
PerthPerth, also Tibbermore (Det. Nos. 1 & 2)1863
PerthPort of Monteith1863
PerthRattray1865
PerthRedgorton1866
PerthRhynd1862
PerthSt. Madoes1861
PerthSt. Martins1866
PerthScone1866
PerthTibbermore1865
PerthTrinity Gask1866
Perth (Det.)Tulliallan1863
PerthWeem1867
 

County of Renfrew

RenfrewAbbey1860
 

County of Ross and Cromarty

Ross and CromartyAlness1875
Ross and CromartyApplecross1876
Ross and CromartyAvoch1872
Ross and CromartyContin1876
Ross and CromartyCromarty1872
Ross and CromartyDingwall1876
Ross and CromartyEdderton1873
Ross and CromartyFearn1874
Ross and CromartyFodderty1876
Ross and CromartyGairloch1876
Ross and CromartyKillearnan1873
Ross and CromartyKillearnan (Det.)1872
Ross and CromartyKilmuir Easter (Parts of)1874
Ross and CromartyKilmuir Easter (Part of)1874
Ross and CromartyKilmuir Wester and Suddie1872
Ross and CromartyKiltearn1876
Ross and CromartyKincardine1876
Ross and CromartyKintail and Glenshiel1876
Ross and CromartyLochalsh1876
Ross and CromartyLochbroom1876
Ross and CromartyLochcarron1876
Ross and CromartyLogie Easter (Part of)1874
Ross and CromartyLogie Easter (Part of)1874
Ross and CromartyNigg1874
Ross and CromartyResolis (Part of)1873
Ross and CromartyResolis (Parts of)1873
Ross and CromartyRosemarkie1872
Ross and CromartyRosskeen1873
Ross and CromartyTain1872
Ross and CromartyTarbat1874
Ross and CromartyUrquhart and Logie Wester (Part of)1874
Ross and CromartyUrray (Part of)1876
 

County of Roxburgh

RoxburghAncrum1860
Roxburgh and SelkirkAshkirk1862
RoxburghBowden1861
RoxburghCastleton1860
RoxburghCavers1861
RoxburghCrailing1861
RoxburghEckford1861
RoxburghGalashiels1862
RoxburghHobkirk1860
RoxburghHownam1861
RoxburghJedburgh1860
RoxburghKirkton1859
RoxburghLilliesleaf1861
RoxburghMakerston1860
RoxburghMaxton1860
RoxburghMelrose1861
RoxburghMinto1860
RoxburghMorebattle1861
RoxburghOxnam1861
RoxburghRoberton1859
RoxburghRoxburgh1860
RoxburghSt. Boswells1861
RoxburghSelkirk1862
RoxburghSmailholm1859
RoxburghSouthdean1861
RoxburghStichill1859
RoxburghTeviothead1861
RoxburghYetholm1861
 

County of Selkirk

SelkirkGalashiels1860
SelkirkInverleithen1860
SelkirkRoberton1860
SelkirkSelkirk1860
SelkirkYarrow1860
 

County of Shetland

ShetlandAithsting1880
ShetlandBressay1880
ShetlandBurra1880
ShetlandCunningsburgh1880
ShetlandDelting1880
ShetlandDunrossness1880
ShetlandFetlar1880
ShetlandGulberwick1880
ShetlandLerwick1880
ShetlandLunnasting1880
ShetlandMid and South Yell1880
ShetlandNesting1880
ShetlandNorth Yell1880
ShetlandNorthmaven1880
ShetlandQuarry1880
ShetlandSandness1880
ShetlandSandsting1880
ShetlandSandwick1880
ShetlandTingwall1880
ShetlandUnst1880
ShetlandWalls1880
ShetlandWeisdale1880
ShetlandWhalsey1880
ShetlandWhiteness1880
 

County of Stirling

StirlingAirth1862
StirlingAlva1863
StirlingBaldernock1863
StirlingBalfron1863
StirlingBothkennar1862
StirlingBuchanan1863
StirlingCampsie1862
StirlingDenny1862
StirlingDrymen1863
StirlingDunipace1862
StirlingFalkirk1862
StirlingFintry1862
StrilingGargunnock1862
StirlingKillearn1863
StirlingKilsyth1862
StirlingKippen (Part of)1863
StirlingLarbert1862
StirlingLecropt1863
Stirling, Perth, & ClackmannanLogie1864
StirlingLogie (Part of)1864
StirlingMuiravonside1862
StirlingPolmont1862
StirlingSt. Ninian's1862
StirlingSlamannan1862
StirlingStrathblane1862
Stirling and ClackmannanStirling1863
 

County of Sutherland

SutherlandAssynt1875
SutherlandClyne1873
SutherlandCriech1875
SutherlandDornoch1875
SutherlandDurness1875
SutherlandEdderachylis1875
SutherlandFarr1875
SutherlandGolspie1873
SutherlandKildonan1873
SutherlandLairg1874
SutherlandLoth1873
SutherlandRogart1873
SutherlandTongue1875