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military survey of Scotland, 1747-1755

G. Whittington

military survey of Scotland, 1747-1755

a critique

by G. Whittington

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Published by [Geo Books] for Historical Geography Research Group in [Norwich] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby G. Whittington &A.J.S. Gibson.
SeriesHistorical geography research series -- no.18
ContributionsGibson, A. J. S., Historical Geography Research Group.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16816080M
ISBN 101870074009

  The Roy Map is a map of Scotland that was made between and It is an incredible achievement in land surveying, and was the precursor (the origin even) of the Ordnance Survey. It has proved to be invaluable in my research on crannogs as it shows the landscape as it was likely to have looked prior to the majority of land-use changes that are associated with the . W. Roy, Military Survey of Scotland () BL Ref. 14/2f via SCRAN G. Taylor & A. Skinner, Survey and Maps of the Roads of North Britain or Scotland () NLS Ref. EMS.b

R. A. Skelton, The Military Survey of Scotland, (Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Geographical Society, ); Yolande O'Donoghue, William Roy, 1 , Pioneer of the Ordnance Survey (London, British Museum Publications, ); and G. Whittington and A. J. S. Gibson, The Military Survey of Scotland, A. This was The Blaeu Atlas of Scotland, which is one of four beautifully reproduced in limited editions by Birlinn in cooperation with National Library of Scot-land (the others are The Great Map: The Military Survey of Scotland, , John Thomson’s Atlas of Scotland, , and J.G. Bartholomew’s The Survey Atlas of Scotland, ) in.

Barburgh Mill is a hamlet composed of an old lint mill, later extended as a woollen mill and associated buildings which lies north of Auldgirth on the A76 on the route to Closeburn, in Dumfriesshire, Closeburn Parish, in Dumfries and Galloway, south-west original nucleus was the old mill with associated buildings, the smithy, toll house and the miller's and workers dwellings. A Family Affair: The Dundas Family of Arniston and the Military Survey of Scotland () A Family Affair: The Dundas Family of Arniston and the Military Survey of Scotland () (pp. ) Book Reviews. Tra cartografia politica e immaginario figurativo.


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Military survey of Scotland, 1747-1755 by G. Whittington Download PDF EPUB FB2

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It provides a uniform graphic snapshot of the entire Scottish mainland at a time when the landscape was beginning an era of rapid change. For many Highland areas, it is the most detailed and informative. The most obvious impetus to the Roy Military Survey was the Jacobite Rebellion ofwhen the Hanoverian military commanders in Scotland found themselves 'greatly embarrassed for want of a proper Survey of the Country' (John Watson,quoted in the Royal Scottish Geographical Society's, Early Maps of Scotland to, p).

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Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Great Map: The Military Survey of Scotland at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5. The plaque reads "Here stood Miltonhead the birthplace of Major-General William Roy from whose Military Map of Scotland made in grew the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain." The Jacobite rebellion of made the authorities acutely aware of the need for detailed maps if they were to control the Highlands.

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Well made and presented, comes with a protective cover 5/5. Major-General William Roy FRS FSA FRSE (4 May – 1 July ) was a Scottish military engineer, surveyor, and was an innovator who applied new scientific discoveries and newly emerging technologies to the accurate geodetic mapping of Great Britain.

His masterpiece is usually referred to as Roy's Map of Scotland. It was Roy's advocacy and leadership that led to the Born: 4 MayCarluke, Scotland.

A Family Affair: The Dundas Family of Arniston and the Military Survey of Scotland (–) Article in Imago Mundi 64(1) January with 18 Reads How we measure 'reads'. William Roy and the military survey of Scotland / Yolande Hodson; The military context of the military survey / Chris Tabraham; William Roy's world: maps and mapping in the Age of Enlightenment / Charles Withers; The great map.

Notes: Atlas of Scotland. Relief shown by shading and hachures. Atlas contains pages of colour plates and gazetteer. William Roy surveyed the whole of Scotland, producing an immensely detailed and groundbreaking map of the country after the Jacobite rising of For the first time the complete map, of pages, will be reproduced.

Casebound in real cloth within a protective slip case, it includes introductory essays and pages of colour mapping. General Roy's Military Survey of Scotland (–55) marks 'Ravenscraig' as 'Old Corsehill' and also marks the 'new' Corsehill on the other side of the burn, thereby apparently confirming that they both had the same name and one replaced the other, although only 'Old Corsehill' is still in any way visible, just some foundations of 'new Coordinates: 55°41′12″N 4°31′09″W / °N.

Map # Ordnance Survey Origins: Scotland’s Loch Ness, The Loch Ness Monster. A short history of the Jacobite Rebellion which sparked the need for a military survey of the Highlands of Scotland.

including the background and circumstances surrounding the Ordnance Survey. The best book on the subject is Rachel Hewitt’s Map. Lawthorn Mount or 'The Thorn' is a scheduled monument classified as "Prehistoric ritual and funerary: mound, ritual or funerary" Regarded as a large and prehistoric cairn or barrow, a type of tumulus, a burial mound dating within the time period approximately – BC, the Bronze is the highest point in the locality and its prominence is in keeping with barrows, cairns and other Country: Scotland.

Military Survey of Scotland, –, The Duke of Cumberland's Map (), This is a reprint (with a new introduction by J.B. Harley) of a book published in The author changed his name to Arden-Close at a later date. Hewitt, Rachel (). Yolande O’Donoghue, William Roy Pioneer of the Ordnance Survey (London: British Museum Publications, ); Raleigh A.

Skelton, 'The Military Survey of Scotland ', Scottish Geographical Magazine, 83 (), pp; William Roy, The Great Map: The Military Survey of Scotlandwith introductory essays by Yolande. Major-General William Roy FRS, FSA FRSE was a Scottish military engineer, surveyor, and antiquarian.

He was an innovator who applied new scientific disco /5. The book is also a lasting monument to a man whose enthusiasm as an antiquary was matched by his distinction as a man of science, and success as a military engineer and soldier.

Although William Roy () is better known today for his work on the Military Survey of Scotland (), and as the founder of what became the Ordnance Survey of.Roy Military Survey of Scotland, - Help.

This application allows the Roy Military Survey of Scotland () to be searched as a seamless layer. Main search process. Use the map controls or the gazetteer, National Grid Reference or county / parish search methods to zoom in .Roy’s Military Survey of Scotland () shows a route labelled as Muir Road from Lauder to Dunbar.

This herring road lies further west than the main promoted route; although in places it is less distinct on the ground, it repays perseverance.

Occasional small stones appear to mark the way and it passes near the site of the Shiel Inn beside.