Old OS Map of Shropshire by Bartholomew, 1901: Shrewsbury, Telford, Ludlow, Long Mynd, Ironbridge, Wenlock Edge
Old OS Map of Shropshire by Bartholomew, 1901: Shrewsbury, Telford, Ludlow, Long Mynd, Ironbridge, Wenlock Edge
Old OS Map of Shropshire by Bartholomew, 1901: Shrewsbury, Telford, Ludlow, Long Mynd, Ironbridge, Wenlock Edge
Old OS Map of Shropshire by Bartholomew, 1901: Shrewsbury, Telford, Ludlow, Long Mynd, Ironbridge, Wenlock Edge

Old OS Map of Shropshire by Bartholomew, 1901: Shrewsbury, Telford, Ludlow, Long Mynd, Ironbridge, Wenlock Edge

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"Sheet 17 - Shropshire," crafted by the illustrious J.G. Bartholomew in 1901, is a masterpiece of cartographic artistry. This map, part of Bartholomew's renowned half-inch to the mile series, captures the essence of Shropshire with unparalleled precision and elegance. The map's vibrant colors and meticulous detail were designed to cater to the needs of cyclists and tourists of the early 20th century, making it a cherished piece for both historical and geographical enthusiasts. Bartholomew, a celebrated Scottish cartographer, was known for his innovative approach to mapmaking, and this piece is a testament to his legacy.

The map's design is both functional and aesthetically pleasing, featuring a subtle gradation of color bands to represent the varied landscape relief of Shropshire. From the rolling hills of the Long Mynd and the rugged terrain of the Stiperstones to the scenic Wenlock Edge, the map beautifully illustrates the natural topography of the region. This intricate layering of colors not only enhances the visual appeal but also provides a clear understanding of the land's elevation, making it a valuable tool for explorers and historians alike.

Shropshire, with its rich historical tapestry, is vividly brought to life on this map. The ancient town of Shrewsbury, with its medieval streets and historic landmarks, stands prominently. The map also highlights the Ironbridge Gorge, home to the world's first iron bridge, a symbol of the Industrial Revolution. Other notable historical sites such as Ludlow Castle, Wroxeter Roman City, and Stokesay Castle are meticulously marked, offering a glimpse into the region's storied past. Each landmark is a portal to a different era, inviting the viewer to explore the depths of Shropshire's history.

In addition to its historical landmarks, the map showcases the natural beauty of Shropshire's national parks and major parks. The Long Mynd, with its expansive heathland, and the dramatic landscapes of the Stiperstones are depicted with precision. The map also covers the serene Wenlock Edge, a limestone escarpment rich in flora and fauna. These natural features are not only visually stunning but also serve as a reminder of the region's diverse ecosystems and geological significance.

The towns and cities of Shropshire are intricately detailed, reflecting the region's vibrant communities. From the bustling market town of Ludlow to the tranquil village of Much Wenlock, each settlement is marked with care. The map also includes smaller towns such as Clun and Bishop's Castle, each with its unique charm and historical significance. By capturing the essence of these towns and their surroundings, Bartholomew's map offers a comprehensive view of Shropshire, making it an invaluable addition to any collection of historical maps.

Cities and towns on this map

  • Shropshire:
  • Shrewsbury
  • Telford
  • Ludlow
  • Oswestry
  • Bridgnorth
  • Market Drayton
  • Whitchurch
  • Wem
  • Church Stretton
  • Much Wenlock
  • Ellesmere
  • Bishop's Castle
  • Cleobury Mortimer
  • Clun
  • Broseley
  • Newport
  • Wellington
  • Ironbridge
  • Craven Arms
  • Shifnal

Notable Features & Landmarks

  • National Parks and Major Parks:
  • The Long Mynd
  • The Stiperstones
  • Wenlock Edge

  • Historic Landmarks and Historical Events:

  • Ironbridge Gorge (location of the Iron Bridge)
  • Wroxeter Roman City (Viroconium)
  • Ludlow Castle
  • Stokesay Castle
  • Clun Castle
  • Acton Burnell Castle
  • Haughmond Abbey
  • Buildwas Abbey
  • Much Wenlock Priory
  • Battlefield (site of the Battle of Shrewsbury, 1403)

Historical and design context

  • Map Title: Sheet 17 - Shropshire
  • Scale and purpose: Half-inch to the mile scale (1:126,720), popular with cyclists and tourists.
  • Creation date: 1901
  • Mapmaker or publisher: J.G. Bartholomew
  • Interesting context about the mapmaker: Renowned Scottish cartographer known for detailed and innovative maps.
  • Topics and themes:
  • Political and physical map: Displays detailed political boundaries and physical features.
  • Landscape relief: Uses different layers of color to represent landscape relief, with a subtle gradation of color bands to show land at different heights.
  • Design and style: Based on a reduced Ordnance Survey map from the same period, featuring clear, attractive, and colorful design.
  • Historical significance: Part of a series highly regarded for its clarity and detail, valuable for historical and geographical studies.
  • Regions shown: Covers the region of Shropshire in England, spanning approximately 36 miles from north to south and 52 miles from west to east.

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