This viewer allows the finalised and cleaned GB1900 dataset, dating from July 2018, to be searched. This dataset, along with others, is available at the Vision of Britain data download page.
The previous data dump from 21 December 2017 is also available.
Parish and local authority names have been added to the transcribed names to make the names easier to tell apart and to provide locational context. These are English and Welsh parishes as defined for the 1991 census and Scottish parishes as defined in 2001; local authority areas are from the 2011 census.The gazetteer provides a very comprehensive list of names for rural areas. Street names are included for many settlements too, although the six-inch maps do not name all streets comprehensively.
The Search on GB1900 names (with autocomplete - zooms to place) provides a fast way of querying the GB1900 gazetteer with autocomplete as you type.
The Search on GB1900 names (>3 characters - creates distribution map) allows text strings to be searched, and the resulting names are presented in a list and on a distribution map. Please note that this is case sensitive and often takes up to a minute to display the results.