You can see maps that cover the area of Waltham Chase from about 1860 to 1991 on the web courtesy of www.old-maps.co.uk. You can specify an area, the enlargement and the date of the map. You can then purchase these maps.
Old maps of the village
When using the transparency slider on the right side of the map you can fade the map in and out to see what is there now either as a Google map or as satellite images.
To start select the 1964 map using the bottom slider, currently only two maps are available, the 1910-1911 map and the 1964-1966 map, see the green bar on the date scale; as on the above image. Note: on Android tablets and phones the slider motion is replaced by ‘touch where you want it to go’ action.
1961 Vivians Estate Agents map of Waltham Chase
See the original at: maps.nls.uk
NLS also now has the ability to show an overlay of other maps as ‘Old maps of the village’ above. Please go to NLS (National Library of Scotland) to see this great facility in action. View the OS 25 Inch 1890-1920 maps and others as an overlay on a selection of maps e.g. Bing satellite or OpenStreet maps. You can change the transparency of the overlay.
Land Utilisation Survey of Britain 1937
– map 132 – Portsmouth and Southampton published by Geographical Publications Ltd.
1931 – 1944 Boundary map
map courtesy of Vision of Britain (crown copyright) – OS 1940 map of Hampshire 1:126720
This shows how Waltham Chase was once split in two between Bishop’s Waltham and Shedfield just south of the crossroads.
Follow this link to view the original on the Vision of Britain web site.