Milton Keynes 15k x 15k A-Z Map

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This is a highly detailed wall map of Milton Keynes. Milton Keynes is one of the largest towns in the South East of England. In the 1960s, the UK Government decided that a further generation of new towns in the South East of England was needed to relieve housing congestion in London and so Milton Keynes was devised with the aim of housing 250,000 people. At the outset, its area incorporated the existing towns of Bletchley, Fenny Stratford, Wolverton and Stony Stratford, along with another fifteen villages and farmland in between. The Development Corporation, asssigned to deliver this new settlement, decided on a softer, more human-scaled landscape than in in previous new town projects but with definitive modernist architecture. Recognising how traditional towns and cities had become clogged by traffic, they established a grid of distributor roads about 1 kilometre between edges, leaving the rest to develop more organically. An extensive network of shared paths for leisure cyclists and pedestrians criss-crosses through and between them. They rejected residential tower blocks that came with unforeseen problems and set a height limit of three storeys outside the planned centre. Milton Keynes became best known for its roundabouts and concrete cows with plenty of green space like the Buckinghamshire countryside that came before it. The site was deliberately located equidistant from London, Birmingham, Leicester, Oxford, and Cambridge with the intention that it would grow to be a major regional centre in its own right.

This is 15k x 15k and size 130 cm x 130 cm approx.

Printed onto paper and finished with a durable gloss laminate.

Copyright of Geographers’ A-Z Map Co Ltd. © Crown copyright and database rights 2016 OS 100017302.

The map covers the districts:

  •     Abbey Hill
  •     Bletchley
  •     Fenny Stratford
  •     Bradwell
  •     Broughton
  •     Campbell Park
  •     Central Milton Keynes
  •     Fairfields
  •     Great Linford
  •     Kents Hill
  •     Monkston
  •     Brinklow
  •     Loughton
  •     New Bradwell
  •     Newport Pagnell
  •     Shenley Brook End
  •     Shenley Church End
  •     Simpson
  •     Stantonbury
  •     Stony Stratford
  •     Walton
  •     Wavendon
  •     West Bletchley
  •     Whitehouse
  •     Woburn Sands
  •     Wolverton
  •     Greenleys
  •     Woughton
  •     Old Woughton