Maps of Chapel St., Abergele, 1872-1970 animated

maps Ordnance Survey © Crown copyright 2014
Animation by AbergelePost from maps by Ordnance Survey © Crown copyright 2014 with thanks to Huw Waters

Following the discussions and posts about The Mount Cottages and the layout of Chapel Street, Abergele, over the years, I had an email from Huw Waters attaching six maps of central Abergele . He wrote in Welsh:
“Oeddwn i’n gweld sôn am fapiau Stryd y Capel yn Abergele yma. Mae hawlfraint OS arnynt dwi’n meddwl, felly dwi’n meddwl bod hi’n ddoeth cydnabod hynny. Dwi’n gallu cael mynediad i hen fapiau fel rhan o wasanaeth llyfrgell Prifysgol Bangor, ac felly gan ei fod mewn cyd-destun trafod hanes, tydw i ddim yn gweld dim o’i le.”

Huw says he’d seen the discussion here and found six maps via Bangor University’s library service. I think as long as I credit the OS, I’m OK to share these with you here.

Huw and I thought it would be fun to link the six maps into an animation to show the development in the 142 years since the first map shown. The source maps are below, which you can click on to enlarge.

Ordnance Survey © Crown copyright 1872
Ordnance Survey © Crown copyright 1872
Ordnance Survey © Crown copyright 1899
Ordnance Survey © Crown copyright 1899
Ordnance Survey © Crown copyright 1900
Ordnance Survey © Crown copyright 1900
Ordnance Survey © Crown copyright 1913
Ordnance Survey © Crown copyright 1913
Ordnance Survey © Crown copyright 1961
Ordnance Survey © Crown copyright 1961
Ordnance Survey © Crown copyright  1970
Ordnance Survey © Crown copyright 1970

Author: Gareth Morlais

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