Harborne, Edgbaston, Selly Park: Birmingham 1882-1903 Best 6" Scale Ordnance Map

Sold $25.47 Buy It Now, $5.73 Shipping, 30-Day Returns, eBay Money Back Guarantee

Seller: chapelstile (4,203) 100%, Location: Redhill, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 163603719158 VINTAGE MAP- SOLD FOR £20 ONLY- NO AUCTION- NO POSTAGE FEE FOR 2ND CLASS UK. "A PERSPECTIVE ON BRITAIN: TRAVEL WITH AN ANTIQUE OR VINTAGE MAP" seller's code: 180320192 ANTIQUE 6 INCHES TO THE MILE ORDNANCE MAP _ HARBORNE AND EDGBASTON IN BIRMINGHAM REGION 1882-1887 Survey Published 1890 Print 1903 a very rare antique map with wear and strengthened verso A GENERAL DESCRIPTION This map is worn and I have reinforced the plain verso: I have however never seen the map before and very seldom see the 6” series of this antique date. So I think it is a most interesting and valuable body of information for an historian and, although one has to be aware of its condition, such historic items show up in the condition that they show up in- so to speak. Here is a particularly interesting map: very rarely seen The Antique 6 inches to the mile maps of the Ordnance Survey A Heliozincograph from an engraving: Surveyed in 1882-8, printed and published in 1890-1903- so spanning the Late Victorian and Edwardian periods. There is no suggestion that any marking or mapping here is after the year 1887: the other two dates are just print run dates. The most important thing, I think, about the 6 inch survey is that this was the scale on which the original mapping of the country was made. All other maps- larger up to 50 inches to the mile or smaller down to 10 miles to an inch are reductions or enlargements: but this is the true base survey. So even the most popular 1” surveys are a reduction from work carried out to this scale. 1882-87 is after the OS began to map railways. In most of the country this began in 1871 and came in when they remade their old copper plates in Electrotype engraving.This is: Staffordshire sheet LXXII SEWorcestershire sheet V SEWarwickshire sheet XIII SE Here there are railways. One is called the Harborne Railways of 1882-87 and it is seen entering the north of the map and running south to a terminus station near Welling Road. Just south of the line is a turntable to turn the locomotive round and there is a short stretch of double track so the engine can by-pass the train and be coupled to the other end for the return journey. The railway leaves the top of the map at Woodbourne Road. This railway opened on the 10th of August 1873 and the original company was the London and North Western Railway. The other railway seen here is the Birmingham and West Suburban Branch Railway of the MR (Midland Railway) This line is seen following the Worcester and Birmingham Canal south, entering the north of the map near Galton House, passing under Calthorpe Road, then running into Church Road Station. Then it continues to Somerset Road Station Edgbaston. This is just by the Edgbaston Cricket Ground which lies to the immediate east in a park with a large lake called Edgbaston Pool with a fish pond to its south. The park is of 2598 acres and the lake 408 acres.. the B&WSBR runs of south cutting through a very well mapped Roman camp which is also cut through by the canal, over the Bourn Brook and past Selly Oak Pumping Station at the bottom of the map. The railway then cuts south east, crossing the canal into the district of Bournbrook and Selly Park. Selly Oak Metal Works are marked just west of the canal and railway. Somerset Road Station was opened in 1876 by the Midland Railway and closed in 1930. So this line was 6 years old when the map was surveyed and the Harborne Line was nine years old: both are now lost. COUNTIES This small region of the Birmingham District is in three counties: Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. The bottom or southern section of the map is North Worcestershire up to that brook which runs through Harborne Mill Resevoir. The Birmingham Canal passes through this small part of the map running east to meet the Worcester and Birmingham Navigation at Selly Oak Pumping Station. The centre north west part of the map is in the Hansworth Division of Staffordshire and Harborne might be in that county. So Warwickshire is seen in the north West , probably including Edgbaston and running off the map to include Birmingham itself . HARBORNE Here is an independent town surrounded by green fields and market gardens in 1882-1887. It is not part of the Birmingham conurbation. I cannot see that it is not part of Staffordshire: which is a bit of a convoluted phrase meaning that Staffordshire is marked on the map edge and no borders are to be seen between that edge and the town. By the station is an “institute”. The church in the north east is St John the Baptist. The southern chapel is St Mary’s and Roman catholic but the complex looks more extensive than just a church- convent? School? Harts Green is the village due south and its Anglican church is St Peter’s. Harborne hall is here. Brick works lie south of the Park. Oaklands and yews are big houses with small parks in the west of the town, as is Lordswood House. Roads from 8 directions converge on the central staggered cross roads and town square and I suppose the main building there is a town hall. Ribbon development creeps along the road north west towards beech lanes and along the road towards Chad Valley CHAD VALLEY This is a place nationally known for a toy factory. There is a Botanical garden here, quite a lot of fish ponds: which, I assume were either ancient and monastic or, more likely, recent and remnants of brick making. Chat Mont is at the central cross roads and here the height above sea level is 552 ft which is not exceptional for the Birmingham District which in general is a high plateau. The White Swan Inn is by the Gardens and the whole area is studded with named houses: this must have been a district chosen for industrialists of the 19thy century to live: it does not have the close terracing of Harborne. Remnant orchards are seen south of the district and the whole area due south of the botanical gardens are laid out in streets and plots for housing which are , in 1882-1887, not yet built. The land lost was evidently nurseries and orchards. BOURNBROOK- SELLY PARK Bournbrook is tightly packed streets of Victorian homes for working people and artisans. Bournbrook Grounds is oval and might be for cricket. There is an hotel and three large lakes called fish ponds. A narrow band of fields separates this community from Selly Park which has more substantial, detached houses and is very far from being complete here: perhaps 1/3- ½ of the pots are built upon and the land has remained fairly well wooded: where as Bournbrook is a treeless site built all in one go: probably by an industrialist for his workers. The main road to the east crosses the Bourn Brook at Pebble Mill, which is a name later associated with the BBC The river here in the south east corner of the map is the River rea. The tram runs down the Bristol Road from the north east and seems to terminate by the hotel in Bournbrook. The Gun Barrel Inn is in Bournbrook.The term Selly Oak is used for specific places on this map, but the district is called Selly Park. EDGBASTON this is more of a diffused district than a town- it lies largely north of the famous park and cricket ground: which must be the Warwickshire ground, but is only in that county by a few 100 yards. Kelton House is a large building and the other homes are generally named individually here and are also substantial, but as soon as you cross the Carpinter Road (sic), the homes revert to the standard Victorian terrace type. There must be hundreds of named homes on this map: perhaps thousands. In the south west of the map is a region called California where there are extensive brick and tile works. Generally the land between Edgbaston and the west and south west edges of the map is open fields – perhaps pastoral, perhaps crops, with Harborne at the centre. New roads are being built between Chad valley and Harborne which will cement Harorne to the greater Birmingham conurbation but at the time of this map the City boundary follows the Metchley (?) Road and Mill Lane south to the Bourn Brook: so roughly the eastern half of the map is trechnically Birmingham and the western half of the map is not. As to California: there are many of these on old maps round the country and one wonders why? Perhaps it was a brick company name: other examples can be seen in Burton on Trent, Ipswich, Norwich and elsewhere. PROCESS OF GROWTH I guess the following: Here is a region of open fields of pasture and arable land studded with farms and small villages, through which run small streams called Borns or Bourns in this district. In the 18th century canals pushed through and as Birmingham grew small villages grew up- largely around brick and tile industries. By the date of this map those early brick works have coalesced into large quarries and works, and the old brick pits stud the map and are called fish ponds. The landscape was in places orchard once and prior to woodland clearance, this must have been a part of the Greater Forest of Arden. Now- 1882-1887- trams push out to Bournbrook and the brick works retreats south and west and urban growth displaces both them and the farm land. Chad Valley is seeing the greatest expansion in the 1880s and this is formal and planned. The more middle class districts grow by the individual sale on plots and the building of bespoke houses. The old county borders still survive at this date. MAP STATS: OLDMAPSHOP: IS MY SOURCE ONLINE FOR MAP & CARTOGRAPHIC HISTORY TITLE: ORDNANCE 6 INCH MAP EDGBASTON, HARBORNE, BOURNBROOK, SELLY PARK, CHAD VALLEY DATES: 1882-1887-1890-1903 PUBLISHER: ORDNANCE SURVEY OF ENGLAND AND WALES EDITION: 6” SERIES- HELIOZINCOGRAPHEDAND HAND COLOURED PRINTER: ORDNANCE SURVEY OF ENGLAND AND WALES PRINTING CODE: NOT SEEN PRINTING PROCESS: LITHOGRAPHY. SCALE:1/6 miles to the inch, 6 INCHES EQUALS ONE MILE GRID: NO GRID OVERALL DIMENSIONS: about 24 INCHES BY 18 INCHES COVER DIMENSIONS: no cover COVER DETAIL: no cover COVER CONDITION: no cover MAP PAPER OR LINEN BACKED: on paper FOLD WEAR: yes- and strengthened on verso HOLES AT FOLD JUNCTIONS: yes, reinforced on the plain verso VERSO: plain paper FOXING: not seen REINFORCING: verso reinforced only SURFACE MARKING: not bad here FOLDED INTO: 8 ANNOTATION: not seen INTEREST: considerable: Birmingham expands in 1880s, land changes, canals, first railways, towns develop, brick works and tile works, iron works and districts of working class and middle class housing R remnant orchards and farm land slowly diminishes and parks cricket grounds and botanical gardens are established. GENERAL CONDITION: complete: worn and strengthened on verso: rare piece in 1903 heliozincograph from intaglio: expect reinforcing on back THE NORTH WEST OF THIS MAP IS AT: Beech Lanes THE NORTH EAST OF THIS MAP IS AT: Railway Station due east of Chad Valley THE SOUTH EAST OF THIS MAP IS AT: Selley Park, Moor Green Rolling Mill THE SOUTH WEST OF THIS MAP IS AT: California Brick and Tile Works THE CENTRE OF THIS MAP IS AT: Metchley Park near the Roman Camp XXXXXXXXXX Condition: OLD, ANTIQUE MAP, VERY RARELY SEEN VICTORIAN- EDWARDIAN 6" SERIES: VERY BEST DETAIL FOR AN HISTORIAN, FOLDED, THIS MAP HAS BEEN STRENGTHENED ON THE PLAIN VERSO DUE TO DIVISIONS ON ITS FOLDS AND FOLD JUNCTIONS. MAIN WEAR IS SEEN AT THE CENTRAL JUNCTION OF THE MAP'S FOLDS. MAP IS FOLDED TO 8, MAP IS THICK PAPER, PRINT IS HELIO ZINCOGRAPH WHICH BLUE FOR WATERWAYS WHICH MAY WELL BE HAND APPLIED: THREE COUNTIES HERE: WARWICKSHIRE, STAFFORDSHIRE AND WORCESTERSHIRE AND OLD CITY OF BIRMINGHAM BOUNDARY: VERY INTERESTING LOST RAILWAYS AND TRAMWAYS AND COUNTRYSIDE BEING SLOWLY COVERED WITH THE BUILDING OF THE EXPANDING TOWN., County: Staffordshire, Cartographer/Publisher: ORDNANCE SURVEY OF ENGLAND AND WALES, Printing Technique: HELIOZINCOGRAPH, Original/Reproduction: Antique Original, HARBORNE SURVEYED 1882-1887: SELLY PARK MAPPED 1882-1887-THEN 1890-1903, Format: SHEET, FOLDED, PAPER 6" SCALE, PLAIN VERSO, SELLY PARK & EDGBASTON:VICTORIAN SURVEY: BEST DETAIL FOR AN HISTORIAN OF BIRMINGHAM, Type: 6" ANTIQUE ORDNANCE MAP, PLAIN VERSO, Year: 1882-1887-1890-1903, Date Range: 1882-1887-1890-1903, City: BIRMINGHAM,EDGBASTON,HARBORNE,BOURNBROOK,SELLYPARK, Country/Region: England, State: WEST MIDLANDS ENGLAND, Era: VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN ERA

PicClick Insights PicClick Exclusive
  •  Popularity - 43 views, 0.7 views per day, 62 days on eBay. High amount of views. 1 sold, 0 available.
  •  Price -
  •  Seller - 4,203+ items sold. 0% negative feedback. Great seller with very good positive feedback and over 50 ratings.
Similar Items