• Birmingham Central 1888 (Coloured Edition) - Old Ordnance Survey Maps - The Godfrey Edition

Here are the details of maps for central Birmingham:

Warwickshire Sheet 14.05a Central Birmingham 1888 - published 2011; intro by Barrie Trinder. Coloured Edition

Warwickshire Sheet 14.05b Central Birmingham 1902-11 - published 1989, revised 2001; intro by Richard Abbott

We have published two versions of this detailed and busy map, covering the heart of Birmingham, showing how the area changed across the years. Coverage stretches from Summer Row eastward to Watery Lane, and from Prospect Row southward to Moseley Street. Market Hall Ward and St Bartholomew's Ward are included.

The many features include New Street station, Snow Hill station, Curzon Street Goods station, tramways, General Hospital, Smithfield Market, Midland Railway Goods Depot, St Philip's church, Old Wharf Basin, Town Hall, Central Library, St Mary's church, St Thomas church, Bordesley station, Warwick & Birmingham Canal, Banbury Street Wharf, Deritend, St Martin's church, St Bartholomew's church, Lawley Street Goods station (at edge of map), St Paul's church, many small factories and workshops (eg Looking Glass Manufactory, Carriage Works, Vinegar Brewery etc), streets packed with terraces, back-to-back houses etc. On the reverse of each map we include extracts from a 1907 street directory.

The 1888 version is Colour-printed, representing the beautiful handcolouring of some 1st Edition OS maps. The 1902-11 map is taken from the interesting Inland Revenue 'Special Edition', basically a 1902 revision with partial revision to 1911.

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Birmingham Central 1888 (Coloured Edition) - Old Ordnance Survey Maps - The Godfrey Edition

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