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.
This very detailed map covers what was then a largely rural area of NW Belfast, with coverage extending from St Mark's church Legoniel eastward to Carr's Glen Reservoir, and southward to Lower Lodge Factory and Old Park Brick Works.
Features on the map include Ballysillan House, Everton House, damask manufactory, The Forster Green Home, Glenbank Bleach Works, Belfast Water Works, Ballysillan Presbyterian church, Glenbank House, St Mark's church, Old Park Print Works, football and cricket grounds, Monkeystown, Old Park Post Office etc. On the reverse we include street directory entries for Ligoniel Road, Old Park Avenue and Oldpark Road; plus an extract from a contemporary 6 inch map, giving slightly wider covberage of the Legoniel area.