These maps normally cover an area of about 18 miles by 12 miles and are especially good at showing railways, roads and canals, and at giving a broad view of a wider area. Each includes an introduction and a more detailed map of a small town or village.
This early Inch to the Mile map covers the southern part of Buckinghamshire, with small portions of Berkshire, Hertfordshire and Middlesex also coming onto the map. Coverage stretches from Hurley and West Wycombe eastward to Ruislip, and from Sarratt and Little Missenden southward to Maidenhead. Features on this leafy map include Burnham Beeches, Shardeloes, Cassiobury Park, Penn Wood. The Metropolitan Railway has not yet arrived, apart from the Watford & Rickmansworth Railway. Further west the only line to High Wycombe is that from Maidenhead. On the reverse is an extract from Bucks Sheet 48.07 covering Chalfont St Peter, with an early directory.
It is not possible to list the many hamlets, farmsteads and other topographical features shown on these maps. However, you might find it useful if we here list the majority of the principal villages and church parishes that are included on this map.
Berkshire: Cookham, Hurley, Maidenhead.
Buckinghamshire: Amersham, Beaconsfield, Bradenham, Burnham, Chalfont St Giles, Chalfont St Peter, Chenies, Chesham Bois, Denham, Farnham Royal, Great Marlow, Hedgerley, Hedsor, High Wycombe, Iver, Little Marlow, Little Missenden, Penn, Stoke Poges, Taplow, West Wycombe, Wexham, Wooburn.
Hertfordshire: Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, Sarratt.
Middlesex: Cowley, Harefield, Hayes, Hillingdon, Ickenham, Ruislip, Uxbridge.