Following on from the 1884 Brownhills South and Walsall Wood map and the 1884 Brownhills Common and Central map, I continue the series of paper scanned maps with this gem from 1902 – a 1:1,250 plot of Pelsall North and the west side of Brownhills, including Highbridge, Ryders Hayes, and the often forgotten Gilpin Arm, a very much overlooked canal section.
Note the mines by the Pelsall Road by Highbridge (remember that advert for the estate with the pits and steam engine by the Wyrley and Essington Canal? Bingo, I reckon), also the ‘moat’ at the fingerpost junction. There’s an interesting mound on Ryders Hayes, too.
For David Evans, wells are extensively noted with the ‘W’ mark. Other abbreviations are decoded by the Ordnace Survey themselves here.
You can download copies of this map at high resolution below. They’re quite large, so patience will be required on slow connections.
I’d like to thank the anonymous reader who located this map and scanned it. You’re a star.