Books on Hertfordshire

Maps of Watford


by Mary Forsyth

Published by Watford Museum, [circa 2005]

A4 booklet - 12 maps and brief introductory text. No ISBN

The maps in this booklet demonstrate very clearly how a town which was little more that a row of properties along a main road expanded over the years, There are two sets of maps.

At 2 inches to the mile, showing the parish there are maps from Dury and Andrews (1766), Ordnance Survey of 1805, 1822, and 1862, and Footpath Association maps of 1902, 1920 and 1938.

The town centre is shown at 6 inches to the mile, starting with a Board of Health survey relating to the sanitary arrangements in 1849, and followed by Ordnance Survey maps of 1871, 1899, 1920 and 1938.

There is a web page for Watford

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