Dorchester 1886 Coloured Edition - Dorset Sheet 40.15a
STEVE GARTON GENEALOGY - GODFREY EDITION OLD ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS
DORCHESTER 1886 - DORSET SHEET 40.15a
These detailed maps normally cover an area of about one and a half miles by one mile. Each map includes an introduction and many include extracts of directories, local transport timetables and additional maps.
We have published two versions of this map, showing how the area changed across the years. The 1886 version is in colour, taken from the beautiful 1st Edition OS handcoloured map.
Each map gives good coverage of Dorset's county town. High West Street and High East Street run down the centre of the map, and coverage stretches westward to Poundbury Camp, eastward to Grey's Bridge and Fordington Cross, and south to Maumbury Ring. Features include both railway stations, Dorchester Brewery, Fordington, Borough Gardens, Colliton Park, prison (left blank), St George's church, St Peter's church, Northernhay, workhouse, Infantry Barracks, Royal Horse Artillery Barracks, Roman defences, River Frome, Coker's Frome. Dorchester was the setting for Thomas Hardy's novel, Mayor of Casterbridge.
The 1886 map includes a list of private residents from an 1895 directory.
It will be posted in a board backed envelope to ensure it reaches you in perfect condition.