Seeing the Wood for the trees


1884 Ordnance Survey 1:2,500 map of southern Walsall Wood. Some gems on here if you look closely. Click for the full size version – may take a while to load.

Continuing the paper maps, here’s an 1884 Ordnance Survey map of southern Walsall Wood.

This is an original paper map, and sadly, it’s a bit grey, but if you zoom in, there’s plenty of stuff to peruse in fine detail. Note particularly the detail of housing around Walsall Wood Bridge, Druid’s Heath and The Royal Exchange.

Fill your boots, folks, and do comment on anything you spot.

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8 Responses to Seeing the Wood for the trees

  1. Andy Simon says:

    Awesome! I’m more interested by the Lazy Hill side of things but cool to see Walsall Wood road on there and the Vigo!

  2. David Evans says:

    HI Bob
    a super map….filling my boots, of course,
    many thanks

  3. Clive says:

    Nice map Bob. Lots to look at, Thank you.

  4. Dave Edwards says:

    Great map, lots of interest for me. Thanks

  5. David Evans says:

    Hi Bob
    Goblins PIt…again!.. more than one “pit” by the look of things..and the nearby “Derry” cottages remembered by the “Royal Oak” interviewees.

  6. woodlandway says:

    Bob. Morning, any chance you do your magic and produce an OS curve of the above map? Youve done the same thing recently with Watford Gap, Lichfield, Cannock Chase and Walsall. Would love to see one of the above……please?


  7. Ann Cross says:

    Great map thanks Bob, lots of stuff to see!

  8. david oakley says:

    Hi Bob,
    Great map, Bob, many thanks. The Salters Road pool was still there in the 1930’s.
    so was the sand pit (obviously hand-excavated). What surprised me was the indication of a well
    adjacent to the sand pit with no nearby habitation. The nearest houses were the two or three
    clustered in Hollybank, near the end of the rough track, a distance of about 200 yards. Wouldn’t be
    many volunteers to ‘fetch the water’, especially in mid-winter !

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