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 One Inch to the Mile map covers the north Shropshire area around Wem, with a tiny portion of Flintshire intruding at the top. Coverage stretches from Ellesmere, in the top left corner, eastward to Little Drayton and Child Ercall, and southward to Hadnall and Crudgington. On the reverse is a detailed map of the strangely named village of Ruyton of the XI Towns (or Ruyton-in-the-Eleven-Towns) complete with directory, once a borough town.
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.
Shropshire: Albrighton, Baschurch, Bomere Heath, Cherrington, Child Ercall, Clive, Cockshutt, Ellesmere, Great Ness, Grinshill, Hadnall, Hodnet, Little Ness, Loppington, Middle, Preston Gubbals, Ruyton of the XI Towns, Shawbury, Stanton upon Hine Heath, Stoke upon Tern, Waters Upton, Welshampton, Wem, Whixall.