The Potteries 1895 - England Sheet 123

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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 title, at the scale of an Inch to the Mile, is dominated by The Potteries: the 'Six Towns' or "The Five Towns" of Arnold Bennett. Interestingly the OS takes Bennett's line and Fenton is not distinguished here as a town, and is shown only in lower case lettering. Coverage of this map stretches from Willaston and Wybunbury eastward to Blythebridge, and from Kidsgrove southward to Barlaston. The southern tip of Crewe, including Crewe station, is at the top of the map. The towns shown here include Burslem, Tunstall, Longton, Hanley, Stoke upon Trent and Newcastle under Lyme. Transport features include canals and several long closed railways, including the Stoke Silverdale & Market Drayton line; the Audley Branch; the Biddulph Valley Branch; the Leek & Bucknall Branch; and the famous NSR Loop Line. On the reverse we include a detailed map of Betley. Dr Malcolm Nixon provides a thorough introduction telling us how the area developed. Although the map is dominated by Staffordshire there are also significant portions of Cheshire and Shropshire.

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: Barthomley, Wistaston, Wybunbury.

Shropshire: Norton in Hales, Woore.

Staffordshire: Ashley, Audley, Barlaston, Betley, Bucknall, Buerton, Burslem, Caverswall, Chesterton, Fenton, Hanley, Keele, Longton, Madeley, Maer, Mucklestone, Newcastle under Lyme, Norton in the Moors, Silverdale, Stoke upon Trent, Trentham, Tunstall, Weston, Whitmore, Wolstanton.

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