|A coloured etching of Gobions Canal|
Image from the former Gobions Woodland Trust
In 2000, the former Gobions Woodland Trust (GWT) commissioned a study to "help inform the development of a restoration and management plan for Gobions Wood, North Mymms, Hertfordshire". The resulting Heritage Report was prepared by Landscape Design Associates from Peterborough, and published in March 2002.
Images and maps
A slideshow of the 15 images contained in the report
Links to the 20 maps related to the report
Click the link to be taken to each map referred to in the 118-page Gobions Heritage Report, then hover over the map and click the 'pop out' button in order to zoom in to see the fine detail, which becomes clearer as the map downloads.
- Map 1: The 1735 Bridgeman design for Gobions
- Map 2: A 1766 topographical map of North Mymms showing Gobions and other estates
- Map 3: The 1838 conveyance plan for Gobions
- Map 4: A tracing of a Gobions estate survey carried out c 1718
- Map 5: The 1815 detail of the conveyance plan for Gobions
- Map 6: The 1815 detail of the conveyance plan for Gobions part two
- Map 7: The 1815 detail of the conveyance plan showing Gobions woodland
- Map 8: The 1815 detail of the conveyance plan showing Gobions woodland
- Map 9: The 1836 detail of the conveyance plan for Gobions showing the house and kitchen garden
- Map 10: The first edition Ordnance Survey 25" to the mile map of 1873
- Map 11: The second edition Ordnance Survey 25" to the mile map of 1898
- Map 12: The revised second edition Ordnance Survey 25" to the mile map of 1914
- Map 13: The third edition Ordnance Survey 25" to the mile map of 1935
- Map 14: 1992 map of Gobions Woodland Trust land by Michael Jonas
- Map 15: The 1991 Ordnance Survey map of the area
- Map 16: Compartments and character areas of the Gobions ornamental garden
- Map 17: The geometry of the garden
- Map 18: The geometry of the grand design
- Map 19: Field names, fences, avenues etc c, 1735 drawn onto the 1935 OS map
- Map 20: Modern names used in the report
- The 118-page Gobions Wood Heritage Report
Online editor's note added April 2018: It has been pointed out that map 15 in the list of related maps below does not show some roads (Woodlands and Shrublands) that existed in 1980, so it is confusing that the map is dated 1991. Also, it is likely that the original is at a scale of 1:10,000, rather than 6" to one mile. We have been unable to find for definite the source from which the map was copied. We are leaving the Heritage Report text as it was published, with just this comment to guide readers.
Partial funding for The Gobions Wood Heritage Study was provided by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.