Boundary Commission 1885

342mm h x 397mm w

Boundary Commission 1885

Essex. New Divisions of County

Published by the official Boundary Commission, these showed the proposed new Divisions to take effect in 1885. The Division names and their boundaries are boldly printed, obscuring any detail below them.

Scale correct at 4+12 miles = 101mm, or 4.0 miles/inch, ie 1:255,000.

Across the map is stated "Zincographed at the Ordnance Survey Office Southampton, 1885" - but they used an old map, showing no new railways after the first line to Southend (opened 1856); they did add a very inaccurate line to Brightlingsea (opened 1866) - far worse than the 1868 version.

© Peter Walker 2014