Old Ordnance Survey Inch to the Mile Maps

  • These maps normally cover an area of about 18 miles by 12 miles and are especially good at showing railways, roads and canals, and at giving a broad view of a wider area. Each includes an introduction and a more detailed map of a small town or village. They are available through our On-line Mapshop

  • Here is information about Sheets 39:

  • One Inch Sheet 39 Central Westmorland 1895 - published 2000; intro by Elizabeth Clutton. ISBN.978-1-84151-221-1

    This One Inch to the Mile map covers a central area of Westmorland, coverage stretching from the east shore of Lake Windermere eastward to Langdale Fell, and from Kendal northward to Shap Wells. On the reverse is a detailed map of Bowness, including features such as the Hydropathic Hotel, Old England Hotel, Bowness Bay, numerous boathouses and stretching across to Belle Isle and Thompson's Holme. A small portion of Yorkshire is in the SE corner of the one inch map. Elizabeth Clutton refers to the "quieter, gentler fells and valleys of central Westmorland", a contrast with the more dramatic Lake District, and to the "golden age" that Westmorland farming was enjoying at the time of this map.

    It is not possible to list the many hamlets, farmsteads and other topographical features shown on these maps. However, you may find it useful if we list the towns and principal villages or church parishes that are included on this map. Links are given for those for which detailed large-scale maps are also available.

  • Yorkshire North Riding: Sedbergh.
  • Westmorland: Bowness on Windermere, Fawcett Forest, Howgill, Kendal, Orton, Skelsmergh, Staveley, Tebay, Troutbeck, Underbarrow & Bradleyfield, Windermere.

    Index maps are available showing the areas covered by the Inch to the Mile maps. Go to This page

    You can order maps direct from our On-line Mapshop. For a full list of Inch to the Mile maps go to the Inch to the Mile page, where you will also find details of prices. For information on the rest of the series, go to The Index Page.

    Alan Godfrey Maps, Prospect Business Park, Leadgate, Consett, Co Durham, DH8 7PW / sales@alangodfreymaps.co.uk / 16 April 2011