Old Ordnance Survey Map, Sheet 82 - Stratford on Avon, 1925: Warwick, Royal Leamington Spa, Redditch, Evesham, Alcester
Old Ordnance Survey Map, Sheet 82 - Stratford on Avon, 1925: Warwick, Royal Leamington Spa, Redditch, Evesham, Alcester
Old Ordnance Survey Map, Sheet 82 - Stratford on Avon, 1925: Warwick, Royal Leamington Spa, Redditch, Evesham, Alcester

Old Ordnance Survey Map, Sheet 82 - Stratford on Avon, 1925: Warwick, Royal Leamington Spa, Redditch, Evesham, Alcester

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The "Sheet 82 - Stratford on Avon" map from Ordnance Survey's One-inch "Popular" edition, England and Wales, published in 1925, offers a fascinating glimpse into the past with its detailed depiction of the historic county of Warwickshire. This meticulously crafted map showcases not only the renowned town of Stratford on Avon but also features other notable towns, cities, and interesting landmarks of the time. While some modern cities may not be included, this map provides a unique opportunity to explore the region as it was nearly a century ago, uncovering hidden gems and discovering places under earlier names.

This map is a captivating piece of history, offering both cartographic and historical value. Here are a few reasons why it is worth adding to your collection:

  1. Historical Significance: The map allows you to explore the birthplace of the world-famous playwright William Shakespeare, as Stratford on Avon takes center stage. Delve into the rich history of this charming town, known for its Tudor architecture and the iconic Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

  2. Notable Settlements: The map showcases several significant settlements, each with its own unique story and character. These include:

  3. Warwick: Home to the magnificent Warwick Castle, this town is steeped in medieval history and offers a glimpse into England's past.
  4. Royal Leamington Spa: Known for its elegant Regency architecture and therapeutic spa waters, this town has long been a popular destination for relaxation and rejuvenation.
  5. Redditch: A town renowned for its needle and fishing tackle industries, Redditch played a vital role in the region's industrial heritage.
  6. Evesham: Nestled on the banks of the River Avon, Evesham is known for its picturesque landscapes and the remains of Evesham Abbey, an important religious site.
  7. Alcester: With its Roman origins and well-preserved medieval buildings, Alcester offers a glimpse into the region's past.

  8. Notable Boundaries and Natural Features:

  9. River Avon: Flowing through the heart of the region, the River Avon is a prominent feature on the map, offering opportunities for scenic walks and water-based activities.
  10. Cotswolds: Located close to Evesham, the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a stunning limestone escarpment dotted with picturesque villages and rolling hills.
  11. Malvern Hills: Situated to the west of the map, the Malvern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offers breathtaking panoramic views and is renowned for its natural springs.

  12. Historical Events:

  13. Battle of Edgehill (1642): Just over 280 years before the map's publication, the Battle of Edgehill took place near Warwick. This significant event marked the beginning of the English Civil War and had a profound impact on the region.
  14. Evesham Battle (1265): Approximately 660 years before the map's publication, the Battle of Evesham occurred. It was a decisive conflict in the Second Barons' War, resulting in the defeat of Simon de Montfort and solidifying King Henry III's power.

Step back in time and explore the historic county of Warwickshire with the "Sheet 82 - Stratford on Avon" map. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage, discover hidden historical gems, and gain a deeper understanding of the region's past.

Please double check the images to make sure that a specific town or place is shown on this map. You can also get in touch and ask us to check the map for you.

This map looks great at all sizes: 12x16in (30.5x41cm), 18x24in (45.5x61cm), 16x20in (40.5x51cm), 24x36in (61x91.5cm), 30x40in (76x101.5cm), 37x50in (94x127cm), 45x60in (114x152.5cm) and 52x70in (132x178cm), but it looks even better when printed large.

I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 90in (229cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.

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The labels on this map are very small at 12x16in (30.5x41cm). The map is still very attractive, but you may struggle to read the smallest letters. Please buy a larger map if it's important to be able to read the map easily.

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Please contact me to check if a certain location, landmark or feature is shown on this map.

This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, Father's Day, work leaving, anniversary or housewarming gift for someone from the areas covered by this map.

This map is available as a giclée print on acid free archival matte paper, or you can buy it framed. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that suits most aesthetics. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame colour or material. My frames are glazed with super-clear museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite), which is significantly less reflective than glass, safer, and will always arrive in perfect condition.

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I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.

Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.

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