The Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society has reprinted Greenwood’s 1827 Map of the County.
Christopher Greenwood’s map of Shropshire was the most accurate 1” to the mile map of the county to be published before the first Ordnance Survey maps. It was part of an ambitious series intended to cover the entire country — an expensive project designed to appeal to country gentlemen. It records in great detail the state of the county at the height of the coaching and canal era. Numerous watermills, windmills, estates both large and small, turnpike roads and milestones, antiquities and industrial sites and other features are shown.
Only a few copies of the original map now survive and they rarely appear for sale. It was first published in six sheets at 3 guineas to subscribers. Now it has been reprinted.
Available as full size facsimile paper copies of the original sheets in a laminated A4 folder which also contains a two page introduction to the map describing its production and objectives
File Download: Greenwood map order form 2017
Anyone interested in the historical landscape of the county or its towns, villages and farms or with ancestors from the county will enjoy exploring this rare detailed record of Shropshire from the reign of George IV.
Printed Version £15 plus £1.50 postage and packing.
For details of how to order your copy download the Order Form