Maps offer a way of capturing a place. They are works of art and statements of power. They can provide a means for liberation or control. In this book, Common Ground gather a range of writings about maps and places helping to set the scene for the idea of parish maps which challenges communities to explore, express and care for the things they in there any day place. Writers including Barbara Bender, Robin Grove-White, Simon Lewty, Richard Mabey and Adam Nicolson are joined by people describing their experiences of parish mapping.