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 247:

  • One Inch Sheet 247 Swansea Bay 1904 - published 2004; intro by Louise Miskell. ISBN.978-1-84151-619-6

    The Inch to the Mile map covers the area around Swansea, Mumbles Head and Neath. Coverage stretches from Llanelly eastward to Port Talbot, and from Oxwich Point northward to Llangennech and Clydach. Swansea is near the centre of the map, and close examination reveals a wealth of fine detail, including the railways of the area, many of them long since closed, such as the Swansea Bay Railway, the Swansea & Mumbles Railway and the Rhondda & Swansea Bay Railway. The coastline is always interesting, from the rocks of Mumbles Head to the sands of Baglan Bay. On the reverse we include an extract from Glamorgan Sheet 22.04, covering the village of Penclawdd in more detail, already showing several disused collieries and quarries by 1913.

    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.

  • Carmarthenshire: Llanelly, Llangennech.
  • Glamorgan: Aberavon, Bishopston, Briton Ferry, Clydach, Cockett, Dyffryn Clydach, Gowerton, Ilston, Llandore, Llansamlet, Loughor, Morriston, Neath, Nicholaston, Penard, Penclawdd, Penmaen, Port Talbot, Swansea, The Mumbles.

    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