Two landscape features dominate this Inch to the Mile Map: to the north Bala Lake or Llyn Tegid, and to the south, Lake Vyrnwy, a great reservoir created in the valley and completed in 1891. Coverage of the map stretches from Drws-y-Nant station eastward to Pen-y-bont Fawr, and from Bala and Llandderfel station southward to Llanwddyn. As Derrick Pratt says, "most of the map is taken up with the backbone of the Berwyn Mountains, desolate, thinly populated moorlands" but the map also shows a long stretch of the Bala & Dolgelley line, and the final few miles of the Tanat Valley Railway. On the back is an extract from Montgomery Sheet 4.12, showing Llangynog in detail, including the inclines up to the Craig Rhiwarth Slate Quarries.
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.
Merioneth: Bala, Llanfor, Llangower, Llanuwchllyn, Llanycil.
Montgomeryshire: Hirnant, Llangynog, Llanwddyn.
About the 'Inch to the mile' Series
These maps are taken from the famous Ordnance Survey "Inch to the Mile" Maps. Each provides an invaluable overview of a wide area, typically 18 miles across by 12 miles down (29 x 19 kms approx).
Each map has an introduction to the history of the area and most also include a more detailed, large scale map of a small town or village in the area.
These maps cover the whole of England, Wales and most of Northern Ireland (Plus some coverage of the Republic of Ireland) so offer historical mapping for small towns and villages not covered by the more detailed series for which the Godfrey Editions are better known.
|Publisher||Alan Godfrey Maps|
|Series||Old Ordnance Survey Maps|
|Product Type||Folded Map|
|Scale||1 inch to 1 mile (1:63,360)|
|Dimensions||Folded: 12x21cm, unfolded: 60x42cm|
|Item weight||0.025 Kg|
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