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 173:

  • One Inch Sheet 173 Isle of Ely 1907 - published 2001; intro by Trevor Bevis. ISBN.978-1-84151-315-7

    This One Inch to the Mile map covers the southern part of what was once the county of the Isle of Ely. Coverage stretches from Wimblington eastward to Shippea Hill station and about 3 miles beyond, and from Southery southward to Witchford. The principal place on the map is the cathedral city of Ely. Most of the rest is fenland, most of it reclaimed. Among those named are Mildenhall Fen, Middle Fen, Feltwell Fens, Byall Fen, and many others. The Old Bedford River, New Bedford River, Forty Foot Drain and Sixteen Foot Drain run through the map, as do the River Ouse, River Lark, Little Ouse, all helping to drain the fens. This is therefore a map with its own character. On the back we include an extract from Cambridgeshire Sheet 25.10, covering the village of Mepal in detail, complete with a 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.

  • Cambridgeshire: Coveney, Downham, Ely, Littleport, Manea, Mepal, Prickwillow, Stuntney, Sutton, Wentworth, Wimblington, Witcham, Witchford.
  • Norfolk: Southery, Welney.

    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