This reprint map is a must for the historian, genealogist and anyone intersted in the rural area of Towcester between the 1891 and 1901 census period. The maps are highly detailed. They are taken from the OS 1:2,500 (or 25 inch) maps and reduced to about 15 inches to the mile. Each covers an area of a mile and a half by a mile. They show streets with individual houses, tram tracks, railway tracks and even signals, factories, wharves and such details as fountains and water troughs. 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
Here are the details of maps for Towcester:
Northants Sheet 56.06 Towcester 1899 - published 1999; intro by Barrie Trinder
This detailed map of Towcester is double-sided to provide maximum coverage. The main map covers the town centre and the area westward to Costwell Farm and Green's Norton Hall. Features include Northampton & Banbury Jct Railway with station, Workhouse, St Lawrence's church, Hesketh Hotel, Watling Street, Grammar School, Town Hall, Bury Mount etc.
On the reverse we include part of adjacent sheet 56.07, which extends coverage eastward to include Brewery, rest of High Street, East Neston House, part of Easton Neston with St Mary's church. We also include a list of private residents from an 1898 directory.
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A general idea of the coverage of this map covers from Green Norton Hall, Mill Race, plots of land below to Costwell Farm the Green's Junction Railway Line, Northampton & Banbury Junciton Railway, the River Tove, up to top of map Lodge Farm, following the road to Hesketh Hotel, Watling Street, Roman Road, Station, Mill Race, the Baptist Church, High Street, Towcester, Market Hill, Town Hall, Vicarage, Moat Lane, Kings Lane, Pomfret Arms Hotel, Park Street, Browns Yard, Brackley Road, Grammer School, Methodist Chapel, Pomfret Row, Towcester Union Workhouse, Cemetery, Plank House, Sawpit Lane, Almshouses, Independant Chapel, Fire Engine House, School, Kiln Yark . Shows Plank Houses and area to the west liable to floods. etc
The map on reverse shows Easton Neston, from top map Easton Neston House, St Mary's Church, Grave Yard, The Wilde and down to Broad Water, Corn Mill, St Lawrence's Church, Grave Yard, Allotments, Brewery, Gas Works, Baptist Church, High Street, Mission Hall, etc
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