What makes Posthumous Plans unique?
My research, discovery, transcription and translation of original Medieval Latin texts places the author in a position to be able to reconstruct ‘lost’ elements, features, place and field-names of the landscape of the study area that have not been previously recorded cartographically.
By combining these documentary sources with estate maps, county maps and other archival documents, (mostly from the 17th- 19th Centuries), layers of the landscape’s history can be pieced together for the studys area on one drawing.
The use of a composite First and Second Edition Ordnance Survey quarter sheets at a large scale (originally 6 inches to the mile) as a digitally spliced base plan, enables the researcher to see landscape delineations that have since been destroyed by 20th Century development, or simply omitted from subsequent maps and plans which recorded the landscape at a different scale.
By generating a digital composite file of all the Ordnance Survey sheets that covered Huntingdonshire (over 150 in total), the most detailed comprehensive county-wide survey that records the Victorian landscape on one sheet has been generated.
Digital programmes enable late Victorian landscape elements such as railway infrastructure to be removed, revealing the landscape framework before Industrialisation. Surprisingly, most of the landscape depicted at this time records features and delineations that can be demonstrated to be Iron Age, Romano-British, Anglo-Saxon, Norman, Medieval or Tudor.
In what formats are Posthumous Plans available?
Posthumous plans are available as colourful wall plans printed on paper or linen, at various International paper sizes: A3, A2, A1 and A0.
A bespoke service is available for plans at different sizes, covering ‘zoom-in’ geographic areas, centred on specific geographic areas and depicting specific layers of landscape history. Kindly contact me through the contact page to describe your requirements and receive a free quotation.