The large scale plans of the Ordnance Survey are quite unique. In a clear and attractive manner they have portrayed our towns and villages in detail over the last 150 yeas. They show not just the streets but virtually every house; the complete track layouts of railways and tramways are given; factories, mills and docks are all shown. The maps contain al the fascinating minutiae that is the lifeblood of history and have become the most complete record of the places where our ancestors lived and worked.
The Godfrey Edition is a major undertaking to reprint these maps, in a convenient and affordable form, for towns throughout the country. This map will delight local historians, genealogists and all who are interested in the history of Northern Ireland and its towns.
Large scale map of Ballymena; Antrim sheet 32.16. Historical introduction by Alan Godfrey. This very detailed map covers much of Ballymena, including the town centre. Coverage stretches from the station eastward to the Braid River, and from the Union Workhouse southward to Harryville Bridge. Note that most of Harryville is off the map. Features include town centre with houses and other buildings all neatly delineated, The Castle, Braid Water Mills, station including narrow gauge line, Market Place, Fair Green, Town Parks area, Recreation Ground, Court House, Adair Arms Hotel, weaving factory, McClurkanstown, St Patrick's church, Kintullagh House, District Model School, People's Park, cottage hospital etc. A list of private inhabitants from a contemporary directory is included.