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Goad's Insurance plans

- started by Charles Goad in 1885. Now available for larger towns and cities throughout the whole United Kingdom, and some mainland European Countries. Originally they were compiled to illustrate the degree of fire risk of various premises. They detailed the use, construction and height of each building, and show the existence of all potential fire hazards, chimneys, boilers etc. They concentrated mainly on industrial buildings, and consequently, are not that useful for residential property, but, the early plans are a remarkable resource. Still produced, they are comprehensive but not so detailed, showing business use only, but are much consulted by surveyors dealing in commercial property.