This problem is similar to that of the B.C. chronology problem. Whether
or not one depicts a church icon on a map, the parish boundaries are
important historically for researchers. But wouldn't it be nice to see
these ordnance survey maps for each county with colorful shields and
political and economic data in one corner with the scale (as maps were
originally published) - much more interesting than a purely technical
survey. Why not accomplish both ? They would provide more depth of
interest and have historical value.
Having written this I see now that the OS are NOT removing Parish
On 5/12/03 3:20 AM Alex Hunt writes:
>Taking up Kevin's point - well, not quite true re: the OS proposals. They
>were very real.
>I have a protype 1:25,000 map and revised specification proposal in front
>of me on my desk and the proposal certainly was to remove parish
>boundaries and revise the depiction of churches. I also have copies of
>letters from the OS to the first round of comments we sent jointly with
>the Ramblers Association which were very resistant to the idea of
>retaining parish boundaries on the map.
>It was only very latterly that:
>a) the OS decided to revise their approach
>b) bothered to tell anyone that they had come to this decision (and I am
>still awaiting a response to a letter we sent before Easter).
>The decision re: churches and parish boundaries was only made after
>PS: there are also other substantive proposals re: revision of OS
>Explorers which we feel are not entirely sensible such as not showing
>National Park boundaries on the 1:25,000 series - the OS have confirmed
>that this will be the policy for the next set of Explorers.
>Research and Conservation Officer,
>Council for British Archaeology,
>Bowes Morrell House,
>Tel: 01904 671417
>Fax: 01904 671384
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