|Alan Godfrey Maps|
|Old Ordnance Survey Maps|
There are more than 2,400 maps in this series of Old Ordnance Survey Map reprints, including groups in Berkshire & Oxfordshire. The maps are highly detailed. They are taken from the OS 1:2,500 (or 25 inch) maps and reduced to about 15 inches to the mile. Each covers an area of a mile and a half by a mile. They show streets with individual houses, tram tracks, railway tracks and even signals, factories, wharves and such details as fountains and water troughs. They will provide hours of fascination for historians and genealogists. The maps are neatly folded and each includes a specially written introduction to the area.
This detailed map covers a very busy area of west Birmingham. Coverage stretches from Rotton Park Reservoir eastward to Bingley Hall and King Alfred's Place, and from Spring Hill southward to Five Ways and Hagley Road. The map includes the Ladywood area and has a marked contrast between the cramped streets of terraces and back-to-backs of Ladywood and the more spacious detached houses on the south side of Hagley Road, at the foot of the map. The busy Broad Street area is included.
Features include Birmingham Canal, Birmingham Canal (Old Line), various branch canals, LNWR Stour Valley Railway with Monument Lane station, goods stations and engine sheds, Harborne Branch with Icknield Port Road station, tramways, Children's Hospital, Grammar School, Queen's Hospital, Bingley Hall, skating rinks, Assembly Rooms, Prince of Wales Theatre, many engineering works and other workshops, Palace Theatre, St John's church, The Oratory, RC High School, Summerfield Park, schools, Lower Edgbaston Reservoir, etc and much else. On the reverse are street directory entries for Hagley Road, Ladywood Road, Ledsam Street, Monument Road.
The map links up with sheets 13.04 Winson Green to the north, 14.05 Central Birmingham to the east, 13.12 Edgbaston to the south and Staffordshire sheet 72.07 Bearwood to the west.