Several large (at least 0.°5 diameter) supernova remnants (SNR) located at 2. °5 or more from the galactic plane have been mapped with the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT) at 49 cm. The sample, which includes IC443, DA530, VR042.05.01, CTA1 and OA184, is particularly suitable for complementary studies in other spectral regimes. By choosing objects at relatively high galactic latitudes we have consciously selected SNR which are likely to suffer less than average extinction and are probably nearer to the sun than most. This makes them particularly attractive for optical and X-ray studies which, along with IR and further radio observations, are either in progress or being planned. These are summarized in Table 1.