West Glamorgan Archive Service

Ordnance Survey Minor Control Point Albums

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD PRO OS

Held at:

Title: Ordnance Survey Minor Control Point Albums

Short title: Ordnance Survey, minor control point albums

Dates of creation: [c. 1948]-1967 (mainly [c. 1948])

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 2.7 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Ordnance Survey


Administrative and biographical history: In 1948 the Ordnance Survey carried out a survey of Great Britain. The surveyors produced photograph albums used to identify minor control points on the ground. These consist of photographs of reference points used as a basis for establishing the National Grid and include incidental topographical details.


Scope and content: Minor Control Point albums from the Ordnance Survey 1948 survey of Great Britain, covering much of West Glamorgan and adjacent areas such as Maesteg, [c. 1948]; indexes to the control points in the Neath area, 1961-1967.


Language/script: English

Physical characteristics and technical requirements: The albums are arranged by OS grid reference. In order to use them it is necessary to establish a four-figure grid reference for the area of interest.

System of arrangement: Arranged according to OS grid reference.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: [Transferred from the Public Record Office (now The National Archives)]



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Minor Control Point albums from the OS 1948 survey of Great Britain, circa 1948 (D/D PRO/OS).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: January 2005



Great Britain | Surveys

Landscape | Wales | Photographs

Neath Port Talbot (Wales) | Photographs

Swansea (Wales) | Photographs

Personal names

Corporate names

Great Britain. | Ordnance Survey | Mapping agency



Neath Port Talbot