Old maps of Weston-super-Mare feature on new heritage website

PUBLISHED: 16:00 13 June 2017

An aerial photo of Weston-super-Mare from 1964.

An aerial photo of Weston-super-Mare from 1964.


Historical maps showing how Weston-super-Mare has transformed over time are now available online.

The maps, which date from the 1880s to 1930, can be easily compared with a modern layer, showing how the town has grown over the past 130 years.

The maps also pinpoint monuments, listed buildings and conservation areas.

North Somerset is the last area in the West of England to be included in the Know Your Place West of England project, supported by £379,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

North Somerset Council archaeologist Cat Lodge said: “We are grateful for the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund in facilitating such an exciting project which will enable residents to better interact with and explore the heritage of their local areas.”

To view the maps, visit www.kypwest.org.uk

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