North Huntingdonshire & Chatteris 1905 - England Sheet 172
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 most of the northern half of Huntingdonshire, while the NE corner of the map is in the Isle of Ely portion of Cambridgeshire. Coverage stretches from Great Gidding eastward to Chatteris, and from Alwalton southward to Somersham. Ramsey is in the centre of the map, much of which is fenland, a "black flat landscape". The GNR main line runs across the map, an area described before the arrival of the railway as "dark-green alders, pale-green reeds that stretched for miles around the broad lagoon, where the coot clanked and the bittern boomed". The long lost railways to Ramsey and Chatteris are also shown. On the back we include an extract from Cambridgeshire Sheet 20.02, showing the village of Benwick in detail in 1900.
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: Benwick, Chatteris, Doddington.
Huntingdonshire: Abbots Ripton, Alconbury Weston, Alwalton, Broughton, Bury, Caldecote, Chesterton, Conington, Coppingford, Farcet, Folksworth, Glatton, Great Gidding, Great Raveley, Haddon, Hamerton, Holme, Little Gidding, Morborne, Old Hurst, Pondersbridge, Ramsey, Sawtry, Somersham, Steeple Gidding, Stilton, Upton, Upwood, Warboys, Wistow, Wood Walton, Yaxley.
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