This One Inch to the Mile map covers an area at the north of the Valleys, with the industrial area around Merthyr Tydfil and Aberdare, and the much more rural part of south Brecknockshire, an area known as Fforest Fawr. Near the centre of the map is the village of Ystradfellte and includes a detailed map of this on the reverse. The northern part of the Taf and Cynon valleys are shown, together with a portion of the Vale of Neath, and there are numerous railways, including the Neath & Brecon and the Brecon & Merthyr lines. Around Merthyr and Aberdare are collieries and ironworks, the disused Glamorganshire Canal, mineral lines; while Hirwaun and Blaengwrach are also included. The map stretches from Resolven northward to Beacons Reservoir, and from Pen-rhos eastward to Dowlais Top station.
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.
Brecknockshire: Glyntaw, Nant-ddu, Penderyn, Vaynor or Faenor, Ystradfellte
Glamorgan: Aberdare, Blaengwrach, Crynant, Dowlais, Hirwaun
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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