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Gobions Map 4 (of 20)

A tracing of a Gobions estate survey carried out c 1718


In 2000, the former Gobions Woodland Trust commissioned a study to "help inform the development of a restoration and management plan for Gobions Wood". We have uploaded the text of the 118-page report to this site. The original report contained dozens of old maps and images dating back to 1718. At the bottom of this page is a list of links to many of those maps. Each has a 'pop out' button (top right - hover over the map to see it). Once the map has popped out you can zoom in to see the fine detail, which becomes clearer as the map downloads.]






A tracing of a Gobions estate survey carried out c 1718 by John Johnson
(Inset, detail of Gobions woodland)



Notes on the map above from local historian and archivist Peter Miller


The map is orientated with the south-west at the top, with south to the top left-hand corner, and north to the bottom right-hand corner.

  • London Lane running along the bottom is the Great North Road (A1000). 
  • Jennings Lane leading into Boltons Lane is Hawkshead Road. 
  • Back Lane no longer exists but has been superseded by Bluebridge Road in a different configuration. 
  • Gubbins Lane no longer exists but was in the approximate position of Mymms Drive leading past Gobions House and beyond to Bradmore Lane. 
  • Moffats Lane is the unnamed road on the extreme right in its original position continuing down to Bradmore Lane. 
  • Gates Lane is approximately where Jonas Way is today.



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 2002. 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.


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