Wellingborough, Rushden & District 1897 - England Sheet 186

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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 One Inch to the Mile map portrays an area of east Northamptonshire and north Bedfordshire, centred on Higham Ferrers. Wellingborough is the principal town on the map but interestingly the OS give town status to Higham Ferrers and - further east - Kimbolton, but not to Rushden. Coverage of the map stretches from Cogenhoe eastward to Kimbolton, and from Woodford and Denford southward to Castle Ashby. Railways, apart from the Midland line, include the Northampton & Peterborough Branch and Kettering & Huntingdon Branch. There is plentiful evidence of iron ore extraction. On the reverse we include a map of Finedon, with a commercial directory.

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.

Bedfordshire: Bletsoe, Bolnhurst, Colmworth, Felmersham, Keysoe, Knotting, Little Staughton, Melchbourne, Odell, Pertenhall, Podington, Riseley, Sharnbrook, Shelton, Souldrop, Swineshead, Thurleigh, Upper Dean, Wymington, Yelden.

Huntingdonshire: Brington, Bythorn, Catworth, Covington, Kimbolton, Leighton Bromswold, Long Stow, Molesworth, Tilbrook.

Northamptonshire: Bozeat, Broughton, Burton Latimer, Castle Ashby, Chelveston, Cogenhoe, Cranford St John, Denford, Denton, Earls Barton, Easton Maudit, Ecton, Finedon, Great Addington, Great Doddington, Great Harrowden, Grendon, Hardwick, Higham Ferrers, Irchester, Irthlingborough, Isham, Little Addington, Little Harrowden, Mears Ashby, Newton Bromswold, Orlingbury, Pytchley, Raunds, Ringstead, Rushden, Stanwick, Strixton, Wellingborough, Whiston, Wilby, Wollaston, Woodford.

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