Cruchley 1863

211mm h x 265mm w

Cruchley 1863

Cruchley's County Atlas of England and Wales

Cruchley had bought the old copper plates of Cary, and in this case the underlying map is from Cary's New and Correct English Atlas of 1809, with basically just railways added. His County Atlas was published in 1863, with reissues in 1868, 72 and 75, plus in 1872 as Cruchley's New Pocket Companion, or, Handmaid to Bradshaw.

More details on Cruchley's maps are on the Publisher's page.

Displayed scale of 10 miles = 46mm, or 5.5 miles/inch; actual scale = 5.7 miles/inch, or 1:360,000.

Railways shown include Castle Hedingham to Great Yeldham (opened 1862), plus proposed (?) lines from Great Yeldham to Haverhill (opened 1863) and Hythe to Wivenhoe (also opened 1863), plus from Bishops Stortford to Braintree (opened 1869) and Loughton to Ongar (opened 1865) - the latter extending from Ongar to Dunmow which was never built. From the lines shown as actual and proposed the date of 1863 is estimated.

See the 1875 version for how this plate changes.

© Peter Walker 2014