Mapping and surveying the landscape; Physical landscape

Mapping and surveying the landscape

Aerial photography in Britain - DN Riley

An Atlas of Rural Settlement in England - Brian Roberts and Stuart Wrathmell

An Historical Atlas of Wales - William Rees

Atlas of Britain (The Times)

Historical Atlas of Britain: Prehistoric and medieval - Nigel Saul (Ed.)

Historic Landscape Analysis: Deciphering the countryside - Stephen Rippon

Landscape Archaeology and GIS - Henry Chapman

Map Addict - Mike Parker

Mappa Mundi: The Hereford world map - PDA Harvey

Map of a Nation - Rachel Hewitt

Maps - Various (Five Leaves anthology)

Maps for Historians - Paul Hindle

Medieval England: An aerial survey - OGS Crawford and JKS St Joseph

Revealing the Buried Past: Geophysics for archaeologists  - Chris Gaffney and John Gater

Spatial Technology and Archaeology: the archaeological applications of GIS - David Wheatley and Mark Gillings

The Counties of Britain: a Tudor atlas - John Speed

The Power of Maps - Denis Wood

Touring Atlas and Gazetteer of the British Isles 1900 (Bartholomew's)

Unravelling the Landscape: An inquisitive approach to archaeology - M Bowden (Ed.) 

Physical landscape

Britain's Structure and Scenery - L Dudley Stamp

Geology and Scenery in Britain - AE Trueman

Landmarks: An exploration of great rocks - David Craig

Morphology and Landscape - Harry Robinson

Mountains and Moorlands - WH Pearsall

Principles of Physical Geography - FJ Monkhouse

Stanford's Geological Atlas of Great Britain - T Eastwood

The Earth - Richard Fortey

The Face of the Earth - GH Drury


  1. There's an area of Britain I'm really interested in. What would you advise is the best way to get geological, archaeological, tidal, climate change/ erosion, old maps etc.. information on it? Is there a set of methods/ routes I can follow? Is ti just through the local museums/ archives? They are really split up. Thank you.

    1. Sources of information are generally quite split up. The local authority Records Office and Historic Environment Record would be the best starting point in terms of archaeological data, historic records and maps etc. Geological and ecological information at a local level can often be more difficult to pin down; there may be a local amateur natural history society that can often be a good source (as well as archaeological and local history societies), otherwise Natural England or British Geological Society


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