Down Survey Maps

The Down Survey of Ireland was undertaken by the Cromwell regime in 1656-1658. It created the first recognizable maps of Ireland and a detailed national survey which measured all estates to be forfeited by Catholic landowners. This site features a unique collection of 17th-century maps showing the landownership transfer from Catholics to Protestants. It allows you to overlay these maps onto Ordnance Survey maps and Google maps. The site features:
• 2,000 county, barony and parish maps from the Down Survey
• National, provincial and county maps detailing landownership transfer
• Maps the murders and violent assaults during the 1641 rebellion
• Representation of 17th-century road network
• Searchable database of over 10,000 landowners