[Image: Fragment of the Gough Map]
[Image: Fragment of the Gough Map]

Linguistic Geographies: The Gough Map of Great Britain

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Text searching

Search for a particular place name using the panel to the left of the map, typing in all or part of a place name into the search box and pressing enter or clicking on the magnifying glass. The search will find all matching place names, so a search for 'don' will return both 'London' and 'Doncaster'.

  Search box

If your search returns results, the map will automatically zoom to the best level to include all the matching records which will be indicated with a red marker.

Red map marker

Clicking on the marker with your mouse will open a popup box with more information about the settlement as it was recorded on the Gough map. The popup can be closed by clicking on the cross in the top corner of the popup.

The first tab, marked 'Details' contains a link to more information about that feature on a separate page.

Details tab

The second tab on the popup shows the selected feature located on a modern map to help contextualise the feature (the modern map is only available when a settlement is clicked; other layers don't record this information).

Map tab

Instead of searching for a specific settlement, you can also use the 'Browse' tab to the settlements listed in alphabetical order.

browsing image