The Road from London to Shrewsbury, Continued to Welshpool

Meriden to Welshpool


This interesting chart shows the route between Meriden and Welshpool,
depicting places such as Birmingham and Dudley prior to industrialisation.
Each of the ribbons which make up the map include a compass indicating north.

The landscape along the journey is described,
and the distance travelled and directions to nearby settlements are given too.

I have shown the place name as it appears on this map (c.1675) first, with the modern spelling in brackets.
I have only listed the places I can readily find in a modern road atlas,
but there are many more places of interest on these maps which I have not included in my summary.
These may include rivers, ponds, churches, windmills, blacksmiths forges, gallows and bridges.

The Route

Meriden
Gunners Oak
Hampton on the Hill (Hampton in Arden)
Stanbridg (Stonebridge)
Little Bicknall (Middle Bickenhill)
Bickenhull vulgo Bicknall (Bickenhill)
The Cock
The Green
Sheldon Brook
Hemill Bridge (Hay Mills)
Birmingham vulgo Bromicham
Smethwick
Blakeley Hall
Oldbury
Brade Hall (Brades)
Pullins Hall
Tivedale Houses (Tividale)
Dudley
Cole Pitts
Guarnell (Gornal)
Himley
Womborn (Wombourne)
Forge
Smestall fluv (Smestow Brook)
Tressell (Trysull)
Round Oak
Heathon
Claverley
The Morfe Forest or Heath
Gattaker Hill (Gatacre)
Bruges ats Bridgenorth
Whitburn Gate
Tasley
Walton (Bridgwalton)
Morvill (Morville)
Audnam Park (Aldenham Park)
Mickley (Muckley)
Wenlock Magna (Much Wenlock)
Wenlock Pitch (Wenlock Edge)
Harley
Belsadine Hall (Belswardyne Hall)
Cresedge (Cressage)
Lady Oake
Upper Cund (Upper Cound)
Cund (Cound)
Cross Houses
Yenstrey (Emstrey)
Betton (Betton Strange)
St Goyles (St Giles)
Forehead
Shrewsbury
Welch Bridge
The Bull
X in Hand
Forde (Ford)
Carston (Cardeston)
Ronston Castle (Rowton Castle)
Watleburgh Hall (Wattlesborough Hall)
Nags Head
Watleburgh Heath (Wattlesborough Heath)
Wilson Hall (Whitton Hall)
Trivenant (Trefnant)
Mallagolm Hill (Moel y Golfa)
Long Mountaines
The Green
Butinton Hall
Butington (Buttington)
The Turge Hill
The Smithy
Welshpool
Click to enlarge

Window Mounted and Framed
Detail

Full Colour Print

Rolled (UK)£16.50
Rolled (Europe)£21.50
Rolled (Rest of the World)£24.50

Handcoloured Maps

Rolled (Worldwide)£42.50
Dry mounted (UK mainland only)£44.50
Close framed (UK mainland only)£64.50
Window mounted & framed (UK mainland only)£89.50



Return to Homepage