Melton Mowbray & District 1898 - England Sheet 142a
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 straddles the border between Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, with Melton Mowbray the one significant town. Coverage stretches from the eastern outskirts of Loughborough eastward to Stonesby, and from Barkestone southward to Burton Lazars. Railways include the Nottingham & Melton Mowbray line through Old Dalby (latterly a test track), the Holwell Branch, and the GNR's Waltham Branch.
The 1898 version is from the very early coloured edition; it has a map of Barrow upon Soar on the reverse. The 1912 version is uncoloured; it includes a map of Scalford on the reverse, complete with 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.
Leicestershire: Ab Kettleby, Asfordby, Barkestone, Barrow upon Soar, Belvoir, Bescaby, Branston, Brooksby, Burton Lazars, Burton on the Wolds, Cotes, Eastwell, Freeby, Frisby on the Wreak, Goadby Marwood, Grimston, Harby, Hoby, Holwell, Hose, Horton, Kirby Bellars, Knipton, Long Clawson, Melton Mowbray, Nether Broughton, Old Dalby, Plungar, Quorndon, Ragdale, Rotherby, Saxby, Saxelby, Scalford, Seagrave, Shoby, Stapleford, Stathern, Stonesby, Sysonby, Thorpe Arnold, Waltham on the Wolds, Walton on the Wolds, Wartnaby, Woodthorpe, Wymeswold.
Nottinghamshire: Bradmore, Bunny, Clipston, Colston Basset, Costock, East Leake, Edwalton, Hickling, Keyworth, Kinoulton, Langar cum Barnstone, Owthorpe, Plumtree, Rempstone, Ruddington, Stanford upon Soare, Stanton on the Wolds, Tollerton, Upper Broughton, Widnerpool, Willoughby on the Wolds, Wysall.
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