Old Ordnance Survey Map, Sheet 141 - Bournemouth & Swanage, 1919-1926: Poole, Christchurch, Wareham, Poole Harbour, Isle of Purbeck, Corfe Castle
Old Ordnance Survey Map, Sheet 141 - Bournemouth & Swanage, 1919-1926: Poole, Christchurch, Wareham, Poole Harbour, Isle of Purbeck, Corfe Castle

Old Ordnance Survey Map, Sheet 141 - Bournemouth & Swanage, 1919-1926: Poole, Christchurch, Wareham, Poole Harbour, Isle of Purbeck, Corfe Castle

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Explore the captivating past with this meticulously reproduced "Sheet 141 - Bournemouth & Swanage" map from Ordnance Survey's One-inch "Popular" edition. Published between 1919 and 1926, this historic artifact offers an immersive journey through time, charting the lands and lives of Dorset, a beautiful county located on the southern coast of England. At the heart of this map, sits Poole, a major seaport that's surrounded by a rectangular area that stretches 18 miles from north to south, and 27 miles from west to east, measuring a total of 32 miles across its hypotenuse.

Dorset's undulating terrain, where rolling hills meet serene rivers, is masterfully captured in this old map. The prominent settlements of Bournemouth and Swanage, renowned for their stunning coastal beauty, lie within the boundaries of this map. The area also encompasses the eastern edge of Dorset's heathlands, which are reminiscent of Thomas Hardy's novels. The map also documents the historical layout of rivers like the Stour and the Frome, as well as significant hills such as Ballard Down and Godlingston Heath.

The settlements on this map include:

  • Bournemouth - A bustling seaside resort known for its Victorian architecture and famous seven-mile stretch of sandy beaches.
  • Poole - A large coastal town and seaport, renowned for its historic harbor, the second largest natural harbor in the world.
  • Christchurch - An ancient borough with a magnificent priory church, this charming town is positioned at the confluence of the rivers Avon and Stour.
  • Wareham - A historic market town, which was a strategic Saxon stronghold, it is also gateway to the Isle of Purbeck.
  • Swanage - Known for its beautiful bay and beach, Swanage is a picturesque seaside town, and the eastern gateway to the Jurassic Coast.
  • Verwood - The largest village in Dorset, celebrated for its pottery production, it sits amidst verdant countryside.
  • Wimborne Minster - This market town is notable for its historic minster, a church that has stood for over a thousand years.
  • Corfe Castle - Not just a castle, Corfe Castle is also a village that bears the castle's name, known for its medieval architecture.
  • Ferndown - A quiet and peaceful town known for its golf courses and proximity to the New Forest.
  • Ringwood - A historic market town on the border of the New Forest, it's a popular hub for anglers.
  • Lytchett Matravers - A quaint village renowned for its rustic charm and peaceful ambiance.
  • Blandford Forum - A market town that's known for its Georgian architecture.
  • Broadstone - A suburban town recognized for its excellent recreational facilities and nature trails.
  • Lytchett Minster - A small village, it's known for its beautiful church and rural surroundings.
  • Sturminster Marshall - A picturesque village that's famous for its ancient mill on the River Stour.

Other notable landmarks on this map include:

  • Poole Harbour - An extensive natural harbour known for its rich ecology and bird life.
  • Isle of Purbeck - Not a true island but a peninsula, offering stunning landscapes and views.
  • Stour River - A major river in Dorset, it meanders through the county before flowing into the English Channel.
  • Frome River - A river that starts in Dorset, passing through historic towns and beautiful landscapes.
  • Ballard Down - An elevated ridge forming part of the Jurassic Coast, providing breathtaking panoramic views.
  • Brownsea Island - The largest of the islands in Poole Harbour, known for its nature reserves and as the birthplace of Scouting and Guiding.
  • Studland Bay - A beautiful bay renowned for its sandy beaches and nature reserve.
  • Dorset Heaths - These heathlands are a part of the larger Dorset AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and provide habitat for many rare species.
  • Corfe Castle - An iconic ruin standing on a natural hill, it offers sweeping views of Purbeck.
  • Old Harry Rocks - Chalk formations at the end of Studland Bay, they are part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

Please double check the images to make sure that a specific town or place is shown on this map. You can also get in touch and ask us to check the map for you.

This map looks great at all sizes: 12x16in (30.5x41cm), 18x24in (45.5x61cm), 16x20in (40.5x51cm), 24x36in (61x91.5cm), 30x40in (76x101.5cm), 37x50in (94x127cm), 45x60in (114x152.5cm) and 52x70in (132x178cm), but it looks even better when printed large.

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The labels on this map are very small at 12x16in (30.5x41cm). The map is still very attractive, but you may struggle to read the smallest letters. Please buy a larger map if it's important to be able to read the map easily.

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This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, Father's Day, work leaving, anniversary or housewarming gift for someone from the areas covered by this map.

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