Ordnance Survey Minor Control Point Albums

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.

Administrative / 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.


Arranged according to OS grid reference.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

[Transferred from the Public Record Office (now The National Archives)]


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).

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected