Old Ordnance Survey Maps for England
Commonly called the Godfrey maps, these maps are invaluable for historians and genealogists. More than a thousand titles have been issued in this major series of reprints of Old Ordnance Survey Maps of towns throughout Britain and Ireland. The Maps are highly detailed, taken from the 1/2500 plans and reprinted at about 14 inches to the mile. They cover towns in great detail, showing individual houses, railway tracks, factories, churches, mills, canals, tramways and even minutiae such as dockside cranes, fountains, signal posts, pathways, sheds, wells, etc. Each map includes historical notes on the area concerned. Many also include extracts from contemporary directories. The maps are neatly folded, often with an early photograph on the cover. The maps are ideal for local historians, transport historians, and family historians, or simply those with an interest in the town they live in or have visited.