The following list gives information on the published list of articles about, or references to, both the British Historic Towns Atlas and the European project in general.


A map of the European towns covered in the series can be found here    (prepared by Sarah Gearty; courtesy of the Royal Irish Academy (c) RIA 2016).

A bibliographic list of all European atlases published to date can be found via the Royal Irish Academy . The list is available as a PDF.

An article reviewing the state of publication of the HTA programme (Retrieving the pre-industrial built environments of Europe: the Historic Towns Atlas programme and comparative morphology study) by Michael P. Conzen was published in Urban Morphology (2008) 12 (2), pp 143–56 and provides further details on the genesis and progress of the project.


Barron, C (2016) Mapping Historic Oxford. The Oxford Historian, issue XIII.  History Faculty, University of Oxford. Available to read on this page of our website.

Darkes, G (2016) Creating the British Historic Towns Atlas of York: problems and opportunities in mapping the past.  Bulletin of the Society of Cartographers, Vol. 49, issues 1&2.

Hammond, Norman (2016) Northern powerhouse is put on the map after 2,000 years. The Times [newspaper], Saturday September 10 2016, page 82.


Barron, C (2017) Town Plans for Local Historians. Local History News number 123, Spring 2017

Millea, N, Parry, K and Phillips, A (2018) The European Historic Towns Atlas Project  IMCoS Journal, number 153, June 2018 (available below)

Blunden, Mark (2018) Amazing new maps of London unearth history beneath the capital's streets, London Evening Standard, 25 June 2018

Eugene Byrne, (2020) Map shows how Bristol would've looked in 1480. Bristol Post, 8 December 2020


Nick Millea, Keith Parry and Adrian Phillips's article is available to view by clicking on the link below: