The Dark Peak 1908-13 - England Sheet 86

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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 Inch to the Mile map covers the area from Mossley and Delph eastward to Penistone, and from Honley southward to Glossop. Author David Hey describes the area, much of it part of the Dark Peak, as "a true wilderness that is transformed in summer when the purple heather is in bloom, bilberries are ripe and the rocks glint and sparkle in the sun". The Great Central Railway, with its long Woodhead Tunnel, runs through the map. In the north west is Saddleworth Moor, while the map also includes Holmfirth, made famous through Last of the Summer Wine. On the reverse we include a detailed map of Honley, including Upper and Lower Thirstin and Fisher Green. Most of the main map is Yorkshire, but there are also small sections of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Lancashire.

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.

Cheshire: Hattersley, Hollingworth, Tintwistle.

Derbyshire: Glossop.

Lancashire: Mossley.

Yorkshire: Austonley, Cartworth, Clayton West, Farnley, Fulstone, Hepworth, Holme, Holmfirth, Honley, Ingbirchworth, Kirkbuton, Langsett, Marsden, Meltham, Netherthong, Penistone, Saddleworth, Scholes, Shelley, Shepley, Skelmanthorpe, South Crosland, Thurlstone, Upperthong, Wooldale.

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