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 255:

  • One Inch Sheet 255 South Chilterns 1886 - published 1997; intro by Elizabeth Lockwood. ISBN.978-0-85054-894-5

    This early Inch to the Mile map covers the southern part of Buckinghamshire, with small portions of Berkshire, Hertfordshire and Middlesex also coming onto the map. Coverage stretches from Hurley and West Wycombe eastward to Ruislip, and from Sarratt and Little Missenden southward to Maidenhead. Features on this leafy map include Burnham Beeches, Shardeloes, Cassiobury Park, Penn Wood. The Metropolitan Railway has not yet arrived, apart from the Watford & Rickmansworth Railway. Further west the only line to High Wycombe is that from Maidenhead. On the reverse we include an extract from Bucks Sheet 48.07 covering Chalfont St Peter, with an early directory.

    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.

  • Berkshire: Cookham, Hurley, Maidenhead.
  • Buckinghamshire: Amersham, Beaconsfield, Bradenham, Burnham, Chalfont St Giles, Chalfont St Peter, Chenies, Chesham Bois, Denham, Farnham Royal, Great Marlow, Hedgerley, Hedsor, High Wycombe, Iver, Little Marlow, Little Missenden, Penn, Stoke Poges, Taplow, West Wycombe, Wexham, Wooburn.
  • Hertfordshire: Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, Sarratt.
  • Middlesex: Cowley, Harefield, Hayes, Hillingdon, Ickenham, Ruislip, Uxbridge.

    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