Parliamentary Constituencies in GIS format 1973 - 1979

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Dear Sir,

I would like to ask if it is possible for you to add the parliamentary constituencies used for the February 1974, October 1974 and 1979 general elections for England, Scotland, and Wales to your open data source (accessed through Vision of Britain) and other links. At the moment you have the maps that go back to 1885 but this gap creates a hole that needs to be filled.

Yours faithfully,
Harry Hayfield

FOI, Ordnance Survey Limited

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Dear Mr Hayfield,

                                                                                                        

Thank you for your email of 19/12/2022.

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Dear Mr Hayfield,

 

Thank you for your email of 19 December 2022, requesting information from
Ordnance Survey in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
2000, as set out in the extract below:

 

“I would like to ask if it is possible for you to add the parliamentary
constituencies used for the February 1974, October 1974 and 1979 general
elections for England, Scotland, and Wales to your open data source
(accessed through Vision of Britain) and other links. At the moment you
have the maps that go back to 1885 but this gap creates a hole that needs
to be filled.‚ÄĚ

 

I confirm that Ordnance Survey does not hold the information you have
requested. 

 

We do not hold mapping/GIS data for the parliamentary constituencies used
for the February 1974, October 1974 and 1979 general elections for
England, Scotland, and Wales since we do not retain this historical
mapping. 

 

Under the duty to provide information and assistance in accordance with
section 16 of FOIA, we can provide the following information which may
assist you in this matter.

 

Our website provides useful information on historical mapping, where you
can buy it and information which is accessible in various archives, such
as The National Archives and Local Deposit Libraries: [1]Historical map
archives (ordnancesurvey.co.uk).  In addition to the information listed
here you may wish to contact the Houses of Parliament.

 

The BoundaryLine product does have a set of Supplementary files for the
Ceremonial Boundaries but no Parliamentary boundaries for the 1974
elections. This can be accessed via the link here: 
[2]https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/documen...

 

The earliest data OS holds for the BoundaryLine product is 1997.  
BoundaryLine product became OpenData from October 2010.  The link here
provides further information on our Boundary Line Product and a link to
download historical country boundaries from the late 19^th Century:
[3]Boundary-Line | OS Products (ordnancesurvey.co.uk)

 

The Vision of Britain website is not maintained by OS, details on their
website states that some of the mapping has been sourced from the British
Map Library Collection.

 

Please contact our customer service centre if you have any questions
regarding our products.  Customer Services can be contacted by email:
[4][email address], and are also available for over-the-phone
queries Monday to Friday, 08:30‚Äď17:30 (except for Bank Holidays), on 03456
05 05 05.

 

 

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Kind regards,

 

 

Elizabeth Cole

Freedom of Information Officer, Legal Services

 

Adanac Drive, Southampton, United Kingdom, SO16 0AS

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