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 156:
One Inch Sheet 156 Leicester & District 1906 - published 2003; intro by John Gough. ISBN.978-1-84151-590-8
This One Inch to the Mile map covers the east central area of Leicestershire, around and to the east of Leicester itself. Coverage stretches from
Cropston and Narborough eastward to Belton in Rutland, and from Mountsorrel southward to Hallaton. Railways include the Great Central, the Tilton & Leicester Branch, the GN & LNW Joint Railway. Leicester is far and away the largest place
on the map but there are many villages. On the back we include a detailed map of the centre of one of these, Sileby, complete with 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. Links are given for those for which detailed large-scale maps are also available.
Leicestershire: Allexton, Anstey, Ashby Folville, Barkby, Barkby Thorne, Barsby, Beeby, Billesdon, Birstall, Blaby, Braunstone, Burrough on the Hill, Burton Overy, Bushby,
Carlton Curlieu, Cold Newton, Cossington, Cropston, East Norton, Evington, Frisby, Gaddesby, Galby, Glen Parva, Goadby, Great Dalby, Great Glen, Great Stretton, Hallaton, Halstead, Horninghold, Houghton on the Hill,
Humberstone, Hungerton, Illston on the Hill, Keyham, King's Norton, Knossington, Leicester, Litle Stretton, Little Dalby, Loddington, Lowesby, Marefield, Mountsorrel, Narborough, Newton Harcourt,
Oadby, Owston & Newbold, Queniborough, Ratcliffe on the Wreak, Rolleston, Rothley, Seraptoft, Sileby, Skeffington, Somerby, South Croxton, Stoughton, Swithland, Syston, Thorpe Satchville, Thrussington, Thurcaston,
Thurmaston, Thurnby, Tilton, Tugby, Twyford, Wanlip, Whetstone, Wigston Magna, Withcote.
Rutland: Belton, Whissendine.
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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