Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Staffordshire

  • These detailed maps normally cover an area of about one and a half miles by one mile. Each map includes an introduction.
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  • Here are the details of maps for West Bromwich (N):

  • Staffs Sheet 68.06a West Bromwich (North) 1885 - published 2013; intro by Malcolm Nixon. ISBN.978-1-84784-648-8
  • Staffs Sheet 68.06b West Bromwich (North) 1885 - published 1990; intro by John Maddison. ISBN.978-0-85054-356-8

    This detailed, early map is taken from the OS First Edition plan for the area. Note that we have two versions: one in full colour, the other black & white. It covers the northern part of West Bromwich, with coverage stretching from Churchfield northward to Hatley Heath, westward to Blacklake. The main urban area is Hill Top, in the NW corner.

    Features include Hill Top with St James church, reading room, Balls Hill Farm, Albert Street Iron Works, Wallface Colliery (disused), tramway, stretch of GWR railway (but no stations), Blacklake Colliery, old shafts, Borough Gas Works, Oakwood Farm, White's Farm Colliery, Waterloo Iron Works, Ridgacre Branch Canal, Halford Branch Canal, Jesson's Branch Canal, Hall End Colliery (in centre of map), Hall End area, Shrubbery Colliery, Churchfield House, West Bromwich Cemetery, infectious diseases hospital, Hateley Heath area with St Mary's Mission Chapel etc. Each map includes extracts from an 1888 directory.


    The map links up with sheets 68.02 Mesty Croft to the north, 68.05 Great Bridge to the west, 68.10 West Bromwich to the south.

    For a full list of maps of Walsall, please go to the Walsall page or for Sandwell go to the Sandwell page

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    Maps in the Godfrey Edition are taken from the 25 inch to the mile map and reduced to about 15 inches to the mile. For a full list of maps for England, return to the England page.

    Alan Godfrey Maps, Prospect Business Park, Leadgate, Consett, Co Durham, DH8 7PW / godfreyedition@btinternet.com / 11 Feb 2013