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West Bromwich (North) 1885

West Bromwich (North) 1885

Ref: STS68.06b

This detailed, early map is taken from the OS First Edition plan for the area. Note that we have two versions: one in full colour, the other black & white. It covers the northern part of West Bromwich, with coverage stretching from Churchfield northward to Hatley Heath, westward to Blacklake. The main urban area is Hill Top, in the NW corner.
Features include Hill Top with St James church, reading room, Balls Hill Farm, Albert Street Iron Works, Wallface Colliery (disused), tramway, stretch of GWR railway (but no stations), Blacklake Colliery, old shafts, Borough Gas Works, Oakwood Farm, White's Farm Colliery, Waterloo Iron Works, Ridgacre Branch Canal, Halford Branch Canal, Jesson's Branch Canal, Hall End Colliery (in centre of map), Hall End area, Shrubbery Colliery, Churchfield House, West Bromwich Cemetery, infectious diseases hospital, Hateley Heath area with St Mary's Mission Chapel etc. Each map includes extracts from an 1888 directory.
The map links up with sheets 68.02 Mesty Croft to the north, 68.05 Great Bridge to the west, 68.10 West Bromwich to the south.


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