OLD ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS of BANFFSHIRE


We have published more than 2,400 maps in our series of Old Ordnance Survey Map reprints, including more than 150 for Scotland. The maps are highly detailed. They are taken from the OS 1:2,500 (or 25 inch) maps and reduced to about 15 inches to the mile. Each covers an area of a mile and a half by a mile. They show streets with individual houses, tram tracks, railway tracks and even signals, factories, wharves and such details as fountains and water troughs. They will provide hours of fascination for historians and genealogists. The maps are neatly folded and each includes a specially written introduction to the area. Maps can be purchased through our On-line Mapshop. Or visit The Index Page


We have published just the one map in Banffshire:

4.12 Banff 1902 - published 1994, intro by David M Bertie. ISBN.978-0-85054-696-5

This detailed map, which includes all of sheet 4.12 and part of sheet 4.16 to the south, covers most of Banff, with coverage extending westward to Boyndie Links and southward to Duff House.

Features include railway with terminus, castle, prison, churches, Bridge of Banff (at eastern edge of map), Chalmers Hospital, Battery Green, North Pier, Old Market Place, Seatown area, cemetery, boatbuilding yard, Lusylaw Wood, Scotstown area, Harbour, and all the buildings of the town centre neatly shown.

In 1746 an official visitor from England wrote of Banff that it was "a neat little town, consisting of two long streets and several short ones. There is also a Market Cross, close to which is a house of good entertainment kept by the Town Clerk....The town, I believe, lives chiefly by smuggling". The town moved on to become a major fishing port, though many 17th and 18th century buildings survived; and by the time of this map tourism was very important. This was helped by the railway, which is seen running close to the shore.

Our map includes an introduction to the history of Banff by David M Bertie, and there are also extracts from a contemporary Almanac, and a list of fishing boats registered in the port.

You might find this Index Map useful.


Most maps in the Godfrey Edition are taken from the 25 inch to the mile map and reduced to about 15 inches to the mile. They cost just £ 3.00 each. For a full list of Scottish maps, return to the Scotland page

You can order maps direct from our On-line Mapshop. They are also available from various local outlets.


Alan Godfrey Maps, Prospect Business Park, Leadgate, Consett, DH8 7PW. Tel 01207 583388
The Godfrey Edition / sales@alangodfreymaps.co.uk / 14 March 2016