Southsea 1896 - Hampshire Sheet 83.12a
STEVE GARTON GENEALOGY - GODFREY EDITION OLD ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS
SOUTHSEA 1896 - HAMPSHIRE SHEET 83.12a
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 three versions of this map, showing how the area changed across the years.
These detailed maps are double-sided for maximum coverage. The main map covers most of Southsea with parts of Portsmouth. Coverage extends from Kings Terrace and Landport Terrace eastward to Highland Road Cemetery, and from Abingdon Road southward to Clarence Parade.
Features include Havelock Ward area, St Paul Ward area, Southsea Branch railway with East Southsea station (1896 map only), tramways, St Jude's church, St Bartholomew's church, St Simon's church, St Paul's church, St Matthew's church, St Margaret's church, Lumps Fort, Victoria Hall, Nazareth House, Havelock Park area, Jews Burial Ground, Craneswater Park area, Queen's Hotel, St John's College, breweries, and many streets of largely terraced housing, with each house neatly shown.
On the reverse we include adjacent sheet 83.16 extending coverage south to include South Parade Pier, Southsea Castle, East and West Batteries, Lumps Fort.
Note that the 1931 version is the more detailed of the three as it includes security features, such as Southsea Castle and Lumps Fort, which are only shown in outline form on the earlier maps.
The map links up with Hampshire Sheets 83.08 Central Portsmouth to the north, 83.11 Old Portsmouth to the west and 84.09 Eastney to the east.
It will be posted in a board backed envelope to ensure it reaches you in perfect condition.