Features shown on the customized map include brief historical details about most of the properties in Burton Green, public footpaths, the projected areas for housing development, areas of historical interest, Parish boundaries, and other features.
Using the Map
The use of the map should be intuitive.
You may first need to click on the Tools box at the top left corner of the map.
That will then display a list of overlaid maps which you can then select. To select any of the overlaid maps, tick the required maps.
For example, ticking the box labelled 'Public Footpaths', will display all of the footpaths in the Parish.
The Planning map shows areas designated for major housing development projects and the A46 link road. More detailed original maps, specific to each individual development, can be seen on these pages:
Burrow Hill Nurseries Plan
Westwood Heath Housing Development
Cromwell Lane Housing Development
A46-A452 Link Road
HS2 Compensation Zones
The area for a proposed Solar Farm is also indicated on the Planning Map although this scheme has been abandoned.
Public Footpaths Map
Shows the public footpaths and rights of way, as indicated on the Ordnance Survey.
Amenities and Buildings Map
The colours of the individual icons on the Buildings Map indicate a date for each group of buildings, normally when those buildings first appear on an Ordnance Survey map, as follows:
Individual properties may also be viewed by typing an address into Google Instant Street View
People (1841) Map
This map is based on the Tithe Map, and the 1841 Census. The icons show the name of the head of each household. In some cases clicking on an icon shows other members of each household. Not all names from the Census are shown. In some cases it is not possible to associate a household with a specific location.
In a few instances there are apparent discrepancies between the Tithe Map and the Census.
Old Ordnance Survey Maps (after 1855)
There is a complete set of historical Ordnance Survey maps here:
Historical Ordnance Survey Maps
From the pull down list '2 Select a map' at the left, you can select any one of numerous Ordnance Survey maps produced between 1885 and 1956.
There is a slider, indicated by a blue spot, which enables you to change the transparency of the map, and overlay the map onto a modern satellite image.
Maps Prior to 1855
Some maps showing Burton Green in 1831 and 1841 are shown on the Burton Green Local History page.
Manors and Parish Boundaries
The Manor and Parish Boundaries map illustrates the relationship between the boundary of the Parish of Burton Green, that was formed in 2011, to the 3 former Parishes...
The outer boundaries of the parishes shown on that map are purely schematic.
Historical Development of Burton Green
This map is derived from the interactive map and uses the colours of the buildings icons to illustrate the progressive development of Burton Green.
The oldest areas are those starred mauve. Old Burton Green was the circled area on the Western side of this map, along Hob Lane. Most of that area lies outside the present boundary. There was also a separate area of early development around Hurst and Bockenden, the circled area in the East. That area was not formerly part of Burton Green.
The dark red squares show development during the 19th Century, which was along Cromwell Lane and Hob Lane. The green squares show early 20th Century development, along Cromwell Lane. The blues square show late 20th Century development - infill along Cromwell Lane, and new developments along Red Lane.