Map of Historic Oxford
The Historic Towns Trust has published a sheet map of historic Oxford. Based on a digitised version of the Ordnance Survey map of Oxford published in 1876, the Historical Map shows the city's main medieval and post-medieval buildings (whether lost or still standing in 1876) against the background of the city in Victorian times.
The map carries a gazetteer and illustrations on the reverse, introducing and explaining Oxford's most important buildings: the castle, the colleges and the great public and university buildings, like the Bodleian Library and the Radcliffe Camera.
The map cover
The map is folded like an Ordnance Survey map, and the card cover carries an informative and readable introduction to Oxford's history, written by Alan Crossley, the editor of the Historic Towns Atlas of Oxford which is in preparation.
An extract from the map showing how medieval (gold) and post-medieval (pink) buildings, defences and ditches are shown
Part of the gazetteer on the reverse of the map
The map is now available and can be bought from local bookshops and other outlets in Oxford, or ordered from on-line retailers.