Maps: Public Undertakings Records
Deposited Plans of Public Undertakings (c1792-Early 20th Century)
When a canal or railway was planned, a detailed map of the proposed route had to be sent to the Quarter Sessions of the county concerned, so that the public could view it in good time. Not all the proposed ventures came to completion. The maps are very informative, giving names of owners of land along the route and showing locks, tunnels, etc. But they only cover narrow strips along the routes of the venture.
Deposited plans of public undertakings form part of the Quarter Session Records.