Alan Godfrey has published two versions of this map, showing how the area changed across the years.
The maps cover the former railway town of Normanton, together with part of the village of Altofts.
The coming of the railway turned Normanton from an agricultural village into an industrial town; the town became an early railway junction, and until the 1890s (and the introduction of corridor trains) Anglo-Scottish trains stopped here for a half hour meal break. The railway runs through this map and, not surprisingly, the station and its surrounding marshalling yards are a major feature.
Beside it is the town of Normanton, including All Saints church, gas works, Mount Pleasant, Hall Croft, Market Place, High Street, tramway, Haw Hill Park, smallpox hospital, Hanson House, cemetery; coverage extends east to Benson Lane. West of the railway are Altofts Hall and part of Altofts itself including St Mary's church, cemetery, Lockes Row, Ship Inn.
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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