Isle of Ely 1907 - England Sheet 173

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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 One Inch to the Mile map covers the southern part of what was once the county of the Isle of Ely. Coverage stretches from Wimblington eastward to Shippea Hill station and about 3 miles beyond, and from Southery southward to Witchford. The principal place on the map is the cathedral city of Ely. Most of the rest is fenland, most of it reclaimed. Among those named are Mildenhall Fen, Middle Fen, Feltwell Fens, Byall Fen, and many others. The Old Bedford River, New Bedford River, Forty Foot Drain and Sixteen Foot Drain run through the map, as do the River Ouse, River Lark, Little Ouse, all helping to drain the fens. This is therefore a map with its own character. On the back we include an extract from Cambridgeshire Sheet 25.10, covering the village of Mepal in detail, complete with a directory.

It is not possible to list the many hamlets, farmsteads and other topographical features shown on these maps. However, you might find it useful if we here list the majority of the principal villages and church parishes that are included on this map. Links are given for those for which detailed large-scale maps are also available.

Cambridgeshire: Coveney, Downham, Ely, Littleport, Manea, Mepal, Prickwillow, Stuntney, Sutton, Wentworth, Wimblington, Witcham, Witchford.

Norfolk: Southery, Welney.

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