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 249:

  • One Inch Sheet 249 Newport, Caerphilly & District 1894 - published 2003; intro by Martin Culliford. ISBN.978-1-84151-599-1

    This Inch to the Mile map covers the area around and to the north of Newport and Caerphilly, including much of the eastern Valleys. Coverage stretches from Glyn Taff and Treharris eastward to Caerleon, with Goldcliff in the SE corner; and from Pontypool southward to St Bride's Wentlloog. Much the largest town is Newport with its expanding docks, but scattered development is shown over much of the map, notably along the valleys of the Taff, Rhymney, Ebbw, Sirhowy. Numerous railways run through these valleys, including the Taff Vale Extension, Rhymney Railway, Sirhowy Branch, Taff Vale Aberdare Extension, Brecon & Merthyr Railway, Barry Railway, Newport Ebbw Vale & Nantyglo Branch, Newport & Blaenafon Railway and others. Other features include the Monmouthshire Canal and Brecon & Newport Canal. On the reverse we include an extract from Monmouthshire Sheet 28.04 showing Llanvihangel Llantarnam.

    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.

  • Glamorgan: Bargoes, Caerphilly, Cilfynydd, Gelligaer, Hengoed, Lisvane, Llantwit Fardre, Rudry, Treharris.
  • Monmouthshire: Aber-bargoed, Bedwas, Bedwellty, Bettws, Blackwood, Caerleon, Christchurch, Coedcernew, Crumlin, Cwmbran, Goldcliff, Henllys, Llanddewi-fach, Llandegveth, Llanfrechfa, Llanhennock, Llanvihangel-Pontymoil, Machen, Machen Upper, Malpas, Marshfield, Mynyddisleyn, Nash, Newbridge, Newport, Pontypool, Riosca, Rogerstone, Sebastopol, St Bride's Wentlloog.

    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