One of the good things about Christmas is having time to catch up with the posts I’ve been meaning to compile for ages. This one is a specific one that’s been needed since I started the blog really, and is a key to very large scale maps I use here on the blog.
I was reminded of this the other day by reader and top bloke David Evans, who emailed to ask me what some abbreviations on the recently featured Moss Pits map meant. This afternoon, I went through my maps and scanned the best key examples from three different sheets. These will also be useful to those studying yesterdays map of Clayhanger, and the previous one of Brownhills.
I will link to this article from every future mapping post, so it’s available for reference.
Do read through; the abbreviation keys are from the 1960s (but are good for maps from the 1880s onwards) and show a rather diverse selection of landmarks the cartographers thought worthy of recording…