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 172:

  • One Inch Sheet 172 North Huntingdonshire & Chatteris 1905 - published 2002; intro by David Cozens. ISBN.978-1-84151-458-1

    This One Inch to the Mile map covers most of the northern half of Huntingdonshire, while the NE corner of the map is in the Isle of Ely portion of Cambridgeshire. Coverage stretches from Great Gidding eastward to Chatteris, and from Alwalton southward to Somersham. Ramsey is in the centre of the map, much of which is fenland, a "black flat landscape". The GNR main line runs across the map, an area described before the arrival of the railway as "dark-green alders, pale-green reeds that stretched for miles around the broad lagoon, where the coot clanked and the bittern boomed". The long lost railways to Ramsey and Chatteris are also shown. On the back we include an extract from Cambridgeshire Sheet 20.02, showing the village of Benwick in detail in 1900.

    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.

  • Cambridgeshire: Benwick, Chatteris, Doddington.
  • Huntingdonshire: Abbots Ripton, Alconbury Weston, Alwalton, Broughton, Bury, Caldecote, Chesterton, Conington, Coppingford, Farcet, Folksworth, Glatton, Great Gidding, Great Raveley, Haddon, Hamerton, Holme, Little Gidding, Morborne, Old Hurst, Pondersbridge, Ramsey, Sawtry, Somersham, Steeple Gidding, Stilton, Upton, Upwood, Warboys, Wistow, Wood Walton, Yaxley.

    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