Dominated by the many man made drains and dykes this One Inch to the Mile map covers the southern part of what was once the county of the Isle of Ely. Coverage stretches from Wimblington eastward to Shippea Hill station and about 3 miles beyond, and from Southery southward to Witchford. The principal place on the map is the cathedral city of Ely. Most of the rest is fenland, most of it reclaimed. Among those named are Mildenhall Fen, Middle Fen, Feltwell Fens, Byall Fen, and many others. The Old Bedford River, New Bedford River, Forty Foot Drain and Sixteen Foot Drain run through the map, as do the River Ouse, River Lark, Little Ouse, all helping to drain the fens. This is therefore a map with its own character. On the back is an extract from Cambridgeshire Sheet 25.10, covering the village of Mepal in detail, complete with a directory.
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.
Cambridgeshire: Coveney, Downham, Ely, Littleport, Manea, Mepal
|Publisher||Alan Godfrey Maps|
|Series||Old Ordnance Survey Maps|
|Product Type||Folded Map|
|Scale||Scale One Inch to One Mile|
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