Our Society

The Charles Close Society was founded in 1980 to bring together all those with an interest in the maps and history of the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain and its counterparts in the island of Ireland.

This site brings together all our publications for your browsing. See our recent publications below, and our full shop above behind the ‘Our Publications’ button.

Maps from the Past

This section includes the latest map the Society has reproduced and all the other maps in the collection for purchase.

Guides & Histories of the One Inch map

Books contained here are in chronological order and detail all the maps, printings and variants of the one inch Ordnance Survey. These are cartobibliographies.

Other Guides to Maps

Publications contained here detail maps published by the Ordnance Survey at different scales to the one inch. These are more cartobibliographies.

Other Books Published

Finally the books contained here are the other Society publications. These include the history of the Ordnance Survey through to the military maps produced.