Thursday 5 December 2019

Coronation Street put on the map

An Ordnance Survey surveyor mapping the Coronation Street film set. (Ordnance Survey/PA)
An Ordnance Survey surveyor mapping the Coronation Street film set. (Ordnance Survey/PA)

Soap's most famous street has been put on the map after Ordnance Survey paid a visit to Weatherfield.

The large scale map shows Coronation Street, complete with the Underworld factory, the Kabin and Rovers Return as well as other nearby roads including Rosamund Street.

Ordnance Survey spokesman Rob Andrews said: "This has been a great project and highlights Ordnance Survey's commitment to accurately map the rapidly changing face of Great Britain. This is one of the most famous streets in the country; however, it is only one of 87 Coronation Streets which feature on the OS database."

The database also includes 171 Coronation Roads, 93 Coronation Avenues, two Coronation Mews and eight Coronation Squares. But, there are only four other Rovers Returns in Great Britain, compared to 54 Woolpacks and 24 Queen Victorias.

The Ordnance Survey database of Great Britain is updated more than 10,000 times every day by a team of surveyors to maintain an accurate map of the nation.

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