Alan Godfrey has published three versions of this map, showing how the area changed across the years. The 1888 version is fully coloured, taken from the beautiful 1st edition OS handcoloured map.
The maps cover the Small Heath area of Birmingham, and also includes the eastern part of Sparkbrook, and smaller parts of Bordesley and Balsall Heath. Coverage stretches from Gladstone Road eastward to Hay Barn Farm and Hay Mills, and from Kenelm Road southward to Alfred Road. Features include Victoria Park, Coventry Road area, Golden Hillock Road, Birmingham Small Arms Factory, St Cyprian's church, Hay Hall, Warwick & Birmingham Canal, Emmanuel church, GWR railway with Small Heath station, engine shed, Westminster Works, tramways, Football Ground, Matchless cycle works, Christ Church, River Cole etc. On the reverse we include extracts from an early directory.
The map links up with sheets 14.06 Birmingham East to the north, 14.09 Birmingham South to the west, 14.11 South Yardley to the east and 14.14 Sparkhill 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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