This detailed map covers the village of Box, probably best known for Brunel's railway tunnel. The railway runs through the map and includes the western portal to the tunnel and both Box station and Box Mill Lane Halt. Other railway features are sidings and the engine shed used until 1919 for a banking engine, said to be the inspiration for the Rev Awdrey's Thomas the Tank Engine (the author lived in Box). Other features include the village with individual houses shown, the church, cemetery, pubs etc; The Bassetts, stone yard, Fogleigh House to the north. To the west the map covers part of Ashley, including Ashley Manor, Ashley Green; Middlehill; and the small village of Ditteridge (or Ditcheridge) including St Christopher's church. The author gives a full history of Box, including information about local quarrying (although a tramway by the A4 road had been removed by 1936). Directories of Box and Ditteridge are included on the reverse.
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.
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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