Dominated by the various woollen mills and bisected by the Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth section of the GWR, this detailed map shows the town of Trowbridge including Longfield and Lower Studley. The left hand side of the map shows a large area of farmland, interrupted by Trowle Manor Court Farm, Talbot Farm and Cockhill Farm. The contrasting right hand side of the map displays Trowbridge and the Great Western Railway track that cuts through it. St Thomas's Church, St James's Church, St Stephen's Church, St John's RC Church, the Holy Trinity Chapel and two Methodist Chapels are illustrated on the sheet. Other places of interest are also marked on the map such as the Royal Artillery Barracks, Usher's Brewery, Bellefield House, and its various mills and iron works. The map is double-sided to give maximum coverage and on the reverse is part of adjacent sheet 38.08 continuing coverage eastward and including Ashton Mills and Hilperton Road. A list or private residents from an 1899 directory is also included. The 1886 version is a hand-coloured map.
They will provide hours of fascination for historians and genealogists. The maps are neatly folded and each includes a specially written introduction to the area.
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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