Alan Godfrey has published three versions of this map, showing how the area changed across the years. Each covers the eastern part of Oldbury, southern part of West Bromwich, and West Smethwick. Coverage stretches from Church Street Oldbury eastward to Kenrick Park, and from Lyttleton Street southward to St Paul's Road. The map doubles as Worcestershire sheet 2.14.
Features include Hamblet's Brick Works (top left corner), Bromford Iron Works, Oldbury Railway Carriage Works, Christ Church, Tharsis Works, Springfield Chemical Works, Birmingham Canal (Old Line), Birmingham Canal (Wolverhampton Level), Birmingham Canal (Birmingham Level), Victoria Colliery, LNWR Stour Valley line with Oldbury and Spon Lane stations, Glass Works, trams and depot, short stretch of GWR Stourbridge line with Smethwick Jct station, Spon Lane Colliery (disused), Hollow Ware Manufactory, Kenrick Park, Holy Trinity church, Stour Valley Works, St Paul's church, British Queen Brewery, Good Shepherd's church, Lyttleton Hall, short stretch of GWR Birmingham & Dudley line, BCN Titford Feeder etc.
The map links up with Staffordshire sheets 68.10 West Bromwich to the north, 68.13 Brades Village to the west, 68.15 Hawthorns to the east and Worcestershire sheet 5.02 Langley 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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