Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Birkenhead


We have published more than 2,500 titles in our series of Old Ordnance Survey Map reprints, including a large group in Cheshire & Lancashire. 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 on our On-line Mapshop where further information about titles is given. Or visit The Index Page for a full list to the series and details of Prices.


Here are the details of maps for Birkenhead:

  • Cheshire Sheet 13.03 Birkenhead 1909 - published 1988; intro by David Thompson. ISBN.978-0-85054-190-8

    This detailed and busy map is double-sided for maximum coverage. The main map covers a major central area of Birkenhead, with coverage stretching from Manor Hill eastward to Hamilton Square, and from Grange Road northward to Vittoria Dock. The many features include Birkenhead Park, Claughton, Manor House, St John's church, tramways, Haymarket, St Lawrence's RC church, Egerton Dock, Morpeth Dock, Wallasey Dock, Vittoria Dock, railways into and around docks, LNWR Goods station, Birkenhead Warehouses, Duke Street Wharf, Cavendish Wharf, Cavendish Wharf Sidings, Birkenhead Park football ground, Mersey Cabinet Works, tram depot, Birkenhead Park station, St Ann's church, Borough Hospital, etc. On the reverse we include adjacent map 13.04 which extends coverage eastward to the waterfront; features here include Birkenhead Iron Works, St Mary's church, Clovers Graving Docks, Woodside Ferry, Woodside station, Woodside Ferry, Morpeth Branch Dock, GWR goods station, Wallasey Landing Stage, Wallasey Lairage, Woodside Lairage. A street directory for Conway Street is also included.

    The map links up with Cheshire sheet 7.15 Seacombe to the north, 13.02 Bidston Hill to the west and 13.07 Tranmere to the south.


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    Maps in the Godfrey Edition are taken from the 25 inch to the mile map and reduced to about 15 inches to the mile. For a full list of maps for the North West, return to the North West page.

    The Godfrey Edition / godfreyedition@btinternet.com / 6 Feb 2011