NW Monmouthshire 1914 - Wales Sheet 232b
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.
We have published two versions of this map, showing how the area developed across the years. However, the 1901 version is notable as being our first OS reprint in colour and is taken from one of the early colour-printed versions of the One Inch map. These 'Small Sheet Coloured' maps are quite rare, and map collectors as well as historians will, we think, enjoy our reprint.
The maps each cover the north western part of Monmouthshire (today Gwent) with smaller portions of Brecknockshire and Glamorgan. Coverage stretches from Rhymney eastward to Llanvapley, and from Crickhowell southward to Abertillery. A major feature is the group of Valleys, with the industries and railways clustered around Rhymney, Ebbw Vale and Blaenavon; while to the east is Abergavenny with the Usk Valley. On the reverse of the 1914 version we include a map of Llechryd and Rhymney Bridge.
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.
Brecknockshire: Brynmawr, Crickhowell, Llanbedr, Llanddetty, Llanelly, Llangattock, Llangenny, Llangynidr.
Monmouthshire: Abergavenny, Abersychan, Abertillery, Beaufort, Bettws-newydd, Blaenavon, Blaina, Dukestown, Ebbw Vale, Glascoed, Goytre, Kemeys Commander, Llanvihangel nigh Usk, Llanelen, Llanfoist, Llangattock nigh Usk, Llanelen, Llanfoist, Llangattock nigh Usk, Llangattock-lingoed, Llanover, Llansaintfraed, Llanthewy-Rytherch, Llanthewy-Skirrid, Llantilo-pertholey, Llanvair Kilgedin, Llanvapley, Llanvertherine, Llechryd, Manhilad, Monkswood, Rassa, Rhymney, Sirhowy, Tredegar, Trostrey.
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