We have published three versions of this detailed map, showing how the area changed across the years. The 1884 version, taken from the OS First Edition, is in colour.
Most of the town of Bilston is covered on the map. Other features on the 1884 map include Bankfield Iron Works, Bradley Iron & Tin Works, Bradley Field Iron Works, Regent Iron Works, Bradley Lodge Colliery, Fiery Holes, Barbor's Field Furnaces, Capponfield Iron Works, Factory Iron Works, Bilston Quarries, Bilston Foundry, Bovereux Furnaces (disused), The Lune, Mount Pleasant area, town centre with individual buildings shown, tramway, Birmingham Canal, GWR railway with station, GWR (OWW Branch) with station, Broad Lanes Colliery, Finneywell Colliery, Lunt Colliery, Town Hall, Market Place etc.
The 1901 map covers the same area at a later stage, showing some expansion of the town but many of the factories now disused. A very large number of Old Coal Shafts are shown.
The map links up with Staffordshire sheets 62.12 Willenhall SW to the north, 62.15 Ettingshall to the west, 63.13 Darlaston to the east, 67.04 Bradley to the south.
About the 'Alan Godfrey Old Ordnance Survey Maps' Series
Alan Godfrey has so far published over 2,000 of these detailed street maps for towns in England, Wales and Scotland.
The Maps are highly detailed, taken from the old Ordnance Survey 1/2500 scale plans and reprinted at about 14 inches to the mile (1:4,340). Most maps cover about one mile (1.6kms) by one and a half miles (2.4kms) - Adjoining sheets can be assembled together to provide wider coverage.
They cover towns in great detail, showing individual houses and property boundaries, railway tracks, factories, churches, mills, canals, tramways and even minutiae such as dockside cranes, fountains, signal posts, pathways, sheds, wells, etc.
A number of locations are covered by two or three maps, each covering different time periods allowing you to see the development of the area over half a century or more.
In addition, Alan Godfrey are now offering some coloured maps - making use of the original hand-coloured versions from Ordnance Survey.
Alan Godfrey’s reproductions use the sheet reference sequence of the original Ordnance Survey maps which were arranged by county. We have added county and city tags to the vast majority of the maps, using these filters will make it easier to find the map you want! - However, if you are struggling please just get in contact and we will be happy to help.
|Publisher||Alan Godfrey Maps|
|Series||Old Ordnance Survey Maps|
|Product Type||Folded Map|
|Scale||15 inches to 1 mile (1:4,340)|
|Dimensions||Folded: 12x21cm, unfolded: 60x42cm|
|Item weight||0.025 Kg|
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