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Rhayader
Victorian Maps
 
  Some early maps of the district  
 

Queen Victoria's reign saw the first properly surveyed maps being published. The Ordnance Survey is the government department which undertakes this work. The church authorities also had maps made which can tell us a lot about early Victorian times.

Choose from the list below. You may find it useful to compare these old maps with a modern Ordnance Survey map of the same area to see what changes have occurred. Unfortunately we cannot put these on our website.

 
 
Rhayader in 1840
Rhayader in 1904
 
 
Nantmel in 1840
Nantmel in 1904
 
 
Elan valley in 1833
St. Harmon in 1866
 
 
Llanwrthwl in 1847
Llanwrthwl in 1891
 
 
Abbey Cwmhir in 1833
Abbey Cwmhir in 1903
 
 

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