Maps and Aerial Photographs

Key maps and aerial photographs of the Island of Jersey for researching house and site history.

The Archive holds various collections of maps including the Clarke Map Collection which contains nearly two hundred maps of Jersey dating from the medieval period through to the twentieth century.

The most frequently used maps for house historians include the 1795 Richmond map, the 1849 Godfray Map, which lists the landowners name and the  1834 Le Gros map of St Helier.  Ordinance Survey Maps of the 20th century are also very useful for research of island sites and properties.

For extended research into maps, historical buildings, archaeological sites and finds visit the Historic Environment Record (HER)

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Collections of aerial photographs include RAF images of the Island from the Occupation period and surveys from 1965, 1974, 1992 and 1997. The 1942 – 1945 RAF photographs are not a comprehensive set of images of the whole Island as they show military targets, landing sites, areas of evacuation and demarcation lines. The later surveys do include the whole Island. To look at high resolution copies of the photographs you will need to visit the Archive in person or email

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