These hints have opened in a new page which you can
minimise, and then refer to again whilst using the
Our navigation is designed to be obvious
it never is!
And, we do prefer not to clutter up the pages with instructions, so some buttons are not so obvious.
We expect to have some silly errors: sorry.
Words in menu lists are buttons.
The header in menus (red) is a button which goes logically back ie back up the menu structure, not always back to where you came from. It gets a more general menu, or goes to the main menu page.
The upper section of the menu generally fetches a page on the right;
the lower section generally fetches a subordinate menu.
Most images are buttons to a larger image;
menu images might be divided into button boxes.
In [nearly] all pages, in the right frame, the upper left logo button goes out to the main menu at the top of the website; this is your escape button.
If you are looking at the grid square of a map, which is live, clicking the middle goes back to the index sheet for the map's grid squares, however you might have come from some other page - the gazetteer perhaps. If you want to return to where you came from, either use the back button provided on the page, or in more recent browsers the back button displayed on the toolbar.
In grid square images from old maps the edges will take you to the adjacent square (if it exists).
The pages of this project were designed using screens of
800x600 pixels with full colour; but were planned with higher
resolution screens in mind.
If you are using an low resolution screen, you can
maximise the screen area by changing the browser
options, for example:-
This project makes use of FRAMESETS and FRAMES in HTML.
If your browser does not support these features you will
have to get a more uptodate browser. The simplicity
and openness of navigation with frames is too enormous to
A number of the files in this project are large, about
1.5 to 2.5Mbytes compressed, in use they can be very much
bigger, perhaps 80Mbytes or more; these will take time
to load, and when decompressed may be too much for
your computer! The more RAM you have the better. If you
have trouble you might try running the screen at 256
colours which forces uncompressed files to a smaller
The website was designed with a slow internet connection in mind, but was not constrained by this. (Where we live we have narrow broad band at about 0.2Mbytes!) In particular, we believe that the single sheet maps provided should be legible and, where possible, be entire, not just in small pieces. You are warned when you are offered large files, and you can run the project and enjoy a lot of it without them. If you try to download the whole project onto your own machine it might take a while, its size is about 10.25Gbytes in 232000 files.