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 Sheet 79:

  • One Inch Sheet 79 Goole, Howden & District 1895 - published 2000; intro by Nick Lyons. ISBN.978-1-84151-211-2

    This One Inch to the Mile map covers a flat landscape described by John Betjeman as "strangely Dutch", even more so than the Fens south of the Wash. It shows the upper Humberhead levels, where the waters of the Pennines come together, finding their way towards the North Sea. Coverage stretches from Hambleton and Askern eastward to Ousefleet and Gilberdike, from Crowle northward to Wressell. Goole, near the centre of the map, is the only substantial town, though the map also gives town status to Thorne, Crowle, Howden and Snaith. On the reverse we include a detailed map of Askern, complete with directory. Most of the map is Yorkshire, though there is a small portion of Lincolnshire in the SE corner.

    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.

  • Lincolnshire: Crowle, Eastoft, Luddington.
  • Yorkshire: Airmyn, Askern, Asselby, Balkholme, Barlow, Barmby on the Marsh, Bellasize, Brayton, Burn, Camblesforth, Carlton, Chapel Haddlesey, Cotness, Drax, Eastrington, Fenwick, Fishlake, Gateforth, Gilberdike, Goole, Gowdall, Great Heck, Hambleton, Hemingborough, Hensall, Hirst Courtney, Hook, Howden, Kellington, Kilpin, Knedlington, Laxton, Long Drax, Newland, Ousefleet, Pollington, Rawcliffe, Saltmarshe, Skelton, Snaith, Swinefleet, Sykehouse, Temple Hirst, Thorner, Thorpe Willoughby, West Haddlesey, Whitgift, Whitley, Wressell, Yokefleet.

    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.

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