In the related question Starting pre-1837 research in England and Wales? I have residence information for George Hindley and Hannah Drake from their civil marriage certificate and a census enumeration, both from 1841.
As a next step, I would like to do neighborhood research, such as the approach in this article from the US National Archives' Prologue Magazine: Discovering Your Neighborhood: How to Use National Archives Records to Find Out More about Where You Live by M. Marie Maxwell.
In the US, for larger cities, NARA holds the enumeration district maps from the Census Bureau, and we have Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps.
For England, is the preferred choice the historical Ordnance Survey maps at National Library of Scotland -- or something else?
TNA's guide for How to Find Census Records says:
For 1871 census registration district maps see Cassinimaps.co.uk
but doesn't talk about maps for other years. TNA also cautions:
House numbers were rarely given in earlier census years, and in rural areas you will often find only the name of the village or hamlet.
However, I don't need to search the census by street address. What I'm looking for are ideas to use the information I already have as pointers to other records.
I am also aware of the Historical Directory collection at University of Leicester (and other UK directories elsewhere), but they don't always have the same fine details that you can find in directories in the USA.
What other record collections and what strategies might be useful for surveying an entire neighborhood?