HC Deb 18 March 1875 vol 223 cc19-20

asked the First Commissioner of "Works, Whether the Ordnance Survey of the Mainland of Argyllshire and of the Islands which form part of that county (which was commenced upwards of forty years since) is ever to be completed; and, if so, when maps of the same may be expected to be published?


Sir, the survey of the mainland of Argyllshire was commenced, not 20 years ago, but in 1859, and it is finished. The plans on 25-inch scale of the cultivated districts have been published, and also those on the 6-inch scale for the greater part of the county. "With regard to the Isles, the survey of them all has been completed, except Islay and Jura, and these will be proceeded with early in the summer. I may mention that, in consequence of the deputation which waited on me last year, including the hon. Member, and my noble Friend the Member for Argyllshire (the Marquess of Lorne), the surveyors were at work through the winter, but, owing to the excessive rains, they have not made the progress I hoped for; but no pains will be spared to push on the survey as rapidly as possible.