Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 150,667 pages of information and 235,203 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Goad's Insurance Plans

From Graces Guide
  • Charles E. Goad began a fire insurance map-making company in Canada in 1875. Goad established a London office in 1885. [1]
  • Goad’s series of large scale Fire Insurance Plans of various towns and cities showed a quite remarkable amount of detail of value to insurance companies. Nowadays they provide an immensely useful source of historical information about the buildings in selected areas of cities.
  • Over 100 of the Goad plans for Manchester, covering a variety of dates from the 1880s to the 1940s, have been scanned at high resolution, and are available on CD from the Digital Archives Association [2]

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] 'Researching Historic Buildings in the British Isles' website
  2. [2] Digital Archives homepage. [3] Sample extract of Manchester map