Here are the details of maps for Reading:
We have published two versions of this detailed map, showing how the area changed across the years. The 1877 version is in full colour, taken from the beautiful 1st Edition OS handcoloured map.
The maps covers the town centre, with coverage stretching from the station southward to Kitsgrove Kilns and Southampton Street. Features on the 1877 map include railway with stations, engine depots, sidings etc; Kennet & Avon Canal, River Kennet, St Mary's church, Bridge Street Brewery, Castle Street Brewery, Biscuit Factory, Royal Berkshire Hospital, gas works, Reading Tin Works, St Giles Mill, Trinity Chapel, Royal Berkshire Seed Establishment, Farbury Gardens, Castlehill House, Avenue Works, Carey Chapel, All Saints Church, Holy Trinity Church, Stanley Dairy, cattle market, etc. The 1877 map differentiates between standard, broad and mixed gauge railways. The maps include extracts from early directories.