Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Fife

  • These detailed maps normally cover an area of about one and a half miles by one mile. Each map includes an introduction.
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  • Here are the details of maps for Cowdenbeath:

  • Fife Sheet 34.11 Cowdenbeath (West) 1913 - published 2020; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-78721-301-2
  • Fife Sheet 34.12 Cowdenbeath (East) 1913 - published 2020; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-78721-302-9

    We have published a pair of maps for Cowdenbeath, which developed as one of Scotland's most important coal-mining towns. Each map also includes a large extract from the early 1896 map, showing how the area changed across the years.

    Sheet 34.11 covers the western part of the town, much of it still relatively rural in 1913 although extensively covered by housing today. Features here include the Kirkford Pit, Mossbeath Colliery, Pit No.7 and Pit No.8, tramway depot, Stevenson's Beath, Rose Hill, Meiklebeath, cemetery and Beath Old Church.

    Sheet 34.11 is the busier map and covers the centre of the town, with the High Street. Features here include Cowdenbeath Colliery, Pit No.3, Dora Pit, Lady Pit, Pit No.9, Gordon Pit, Little Raith Colliery, Loch-head Pit, Foulford Colliery, linen factory, football ground, churches, theatre. There is extensive railway information on the map, including the Old and New stations, the Kirkcaldy & District line, and mineral lines to most of the pits.

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  • Maps in the Godfrey Edition are taken from the 25 inch to the mile map and reduced to about 15 inches to the mile. For a full list of maps for Scotland, return to the Scotland page.
    The Godfrey Edition / sales@alangodfreymaps.co.uk / 14 February 2020