Doncaster & Isle of Axholme 1894 - England Sheet 88

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This folded map which measures approximately 24" x 18" when unfolded is produced by Alan Godfrey and covers an area of about 18 miles by 12 miles. It shows railways, roads and canals, and gives a broad view of a wider area. It also includes an introduction and a more detailed map of a small town or village.

This Inch to the Mile map covers the area from Doncaster eastward to Owston and the River Trent, and from Stainforth southward to Tickhill. The map is split between South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, with a portion of Nottinghamshire also appearing. Doncaster is much the largest place on the map, but Tickhill (at the foot of the map) and Epworth are also given town status by the OS. Hatfield Moors lies in the centre of the map and the Isle of Axholme further east. This is a low lying area and Melvyn Jones tells us that "in these flatlands the smallest of swells in the terrain have provided footholds for permanent settlements". On the reverse we include a detailed map of Finningley, complete with 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.

Lincolnshire: Althorpe, Belton, Burringham, Butterwick, East Ferry, East Stockwith, Epworth, Haxey, Keadby, Owston, West Butterwick, Wildsworth, Wroot.

Nottinghamshire: Finningley, Misson, Misterton, West Stockwith.

Yorkshire: Arksey, Armthorpe, Auckley, Balby, Barny upon Don, Blaxton, Cantley, Doncaster, Hatfield, Kirk Bramwith, Kirk Sandall, Loversall, Owston, Rossington, Stainforth, Stainton, Sutton, Thorpe in Baine, Tickhill, Wadworth.

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