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The Newport, Wormit & Forgan Archive

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Ordnance Survey One-inch to the mile, Popular edition, Scotland, 1920-1930.
Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland National Library of Scotland

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NCAP - the National Collection of Aerial PhotographyNCAP - the National Collection of Aerial Photography (part of Historic Environment Scotland) has a huge collection of aerial photos from arounfd the world. There are several hundred views of Newport, Wormit & Forgan, taken at various dates from the 1940s, possibly even earlier. Keep enlarging the map to find the location of the centre of each photo.
Britain From Above has a smaller collection, probably a sub-set of those on the NCAP site, and are not easily searched.

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National Library of Scotland map collectionThe best site for Scottish maps.
ScotlandsPeople Registration (free) is required. Maps are free to view and download.
--> Search our records --> Maps and Plans --> Select County: Fife,   Select Parish: Forgan; leave other selection boxes blank
8 plans are online at present:
  • RHP87, Plan of the sea wall and embankment at Newport, Fife, [1842, from court case Berry v. Landale & Holden; is a detailed plan of seashore & bleaching green at Woodmoor (4 West Road); note tidal bath for bathing; NB viewed from the river, North is at the bottom!].
  • RHP521, Plan of the landing places included in the plan of the River Tay from Ferry Port on Craig and Broughty Castle to Balmerino and Invergowrie Burn, Angus, [from court case involving Scotscraig estate & Railway Companies, detailed map from Scroggieside Farm to Craighead Point, only shows outlines of buildings without text, details between the main road and the river].
  • RHP522, Plan of the River Tay from Ferry Port On Craig and Broughty Castle to Balmerino and Invergowrie Burn showing all the places on both sides where landing places exist, [similar content to above].
  • RHP614, Plan of part of the back common of Inverdovat, Fife, [1791, not much detail. The back common lay to the east of Craighead Point (just west of the Road Bridge), between it and the boundary with Ferryport-on-Craig parish].
  • RHP40712, Feuing plan of part of the lands of St Fort near Woodhaven, Fife, [dated 1874, but with many later additions, covers from foot of Birkhill Ave to Netherlea].
  • RHP77830, Ordnance Survey 6 inch plan (Perthshire, sheet LXXXVIII.SE; Angus (Forfarshire), parts of sheets LIII & LIV; Fife, parts of sheets III & IV) annotated to indicate presence of Colorado Beetle in area, [1944-54, no annotations or detail shown, the only part of Forgan parish included is 1 field at Wormit Bay].
  • RHP78947, Ordnance Survey 6 inch plan (Fife, sheet IV.NE) coloured and marked to show types of farming and farm boundaries, [1944-54, farm boundaries in red, each farm is a single colour showing its overall category of farming, woodlands shown separately; farm reference numbers could allow further research].
  • RHP78948, Ordnance Survey 6 inch plan (Fife, sheet IV.NW) coloured and marked to show types of farming and farm boundaries, [1944-54, farm boundaries in red, each farm is a single colour showing its overall category of farming, woodlands shown separately; farm reference numbers could allow further research].
There is overlap with ScotlandsPlaces - see next entry. In theory both sites should have the same map content. In practice, it's not the case.
ScotlandsPlaces: Forgan page Amongst the lists of photographs are catalogue entries for maps and plans held by the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh. (If you 'Filter the Results' for 'NRS' only, you will get a listing of the maps & plans only: Filtered Results)
Only 2 of the plans are online at present:
Vision of Britain Land Utilisation Maps (1930s), and others.
PastMap Mapping showing the location of historical buildings and archaeological sites recorded by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Edinburgh.
Scotland's Land Information Service The Registers of Scotland map of Scottish present-day land ownership.

 

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