Thame & District 1886 - England Sheet 237

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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 map, which is split between Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, covers the area from Cowley eastward to the west edge of Aylesbury, and from Chinnor northward to Ludgershall. The towns on the map are Thame and Princes Risborough. Of the great estates the Rothschild's Waddesdon is the most celebrated on the map but Elizabeth Lockwood also reminds us of Waterperry House, Horsendon House and Notley Abbey. Railways include the Chinnor branch, the long-closed Thame-Oxford route and the line from Aylesbury to Quainton Road. At the west of the map villages like Cowley and Headington show the influence of nearby Oxford.

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:

Buckinghamshire: Aston Sandford, Bledlow, Boarstal, Brill, Chearsley, Chilton, Cuddington, Dinton, Dorton, Haddenham, Hardwick, Horsendon, Ickford, Ilmer, Kingsey, Long Crendon, Lower Winchendon, Ludgershall, Monks Risborough, Oakley, Princes Risborough, Saunderton, Shabbington, Stone, Towersey, Upper Winchendon, Waddesdon, Worminghall, Wotton Underwood.

Oxfordshire: Albury, Ambrosden, Beckley, Charlton on Otmoor, Chinnor, Cowley, Cuddesdon, Elsfield, Emington, Foresthill, Garsington, Great Haseley, Great Milton, Headington, Holton, Horsepath, Merton, Noke, Oddington, Piddington, Sandford, Stanton St John, Sydenham, Tetsworth, Thame, Toot Baldon, Waterperry, Waterstock, Weston on the Green, Wheatley, Wood Eaton.

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