Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Dorset
We have published maps for most Dorset towns in The Godfrey Edition, including a group for Portland & Weymouth.. All maps are available from our
On-line Mapshop or from selected bookshops in the area. In addition to the large scale maps of principal towns, we are also publishing reprints of the
Inch to the Mile maps for the whole of England.
The following maps are all taken from the OS 25" maps and reduced to a scale of approximately 15 inches to the mile.
They are extremely detailed, showing individual houses, details such as railway tracks, pathways,
pubs, factories and even minutiae such as fountains and signal posts. Obviously they cover quite a small area, normally a mile
by a mile and a half each. Please note that Bournemouth is in our Hampshire series.
03.08 Gillingham 1900 - published 1990; intro by Alan Godfrey
04.14 Shaftesbury 1900 - published 1990; intro by Alan Godfrey
06.13 Sherborne 1901 - published 1990; intro by Alan Godfrey
13.03 Sturminster Newton 1900- published 2005, intro by Alan Godfrey
24.07 Blandford Forum 1901 - published 1990; intro by Jo Draper
34.08 Wimborne Minster 1900 - published 1990; intro by Alan Godfrey
38.10 Bridport 1901 - published 1990; intro by Paul Hyland
40.15a Dorchester 1886 - published 2012; intro by Tony Painter
40.15b Dorchester 1901 - published 1990; intro by Jo Draper
43.16a Poole 1887 - published 2012; intro by Tony Painter
43.16b Poole 1900 - published 1990; intro by Paul Hyland
57.09 Swanage 1900 - published 1990; intro by Paul Hyland
The following map also covers a Dorset town:
Devon 84.07 Lyme Regis 1903 - published 1997; intro by Alan Godfrey
Weymouth and Portland
These two groups of maps give excellent coverage of the area: Weymouth was one of the first major seaside resorts, made fashionable by George III's visits from 1789.
Portland, an island save for the mysterious Chesil Beach, is a fascinating world of its own, with its prisons, quarries and (until recently) naval base. The quarries, in particular,
appear almost majestic, like abstract works of art, on these maps. I spent part of
my childhood at The Grove, so Portland has a special place in my affections.
53.10 Weymouth Westham 1901 - published 1993; intro by Maureen Attwooll
53.11 Weymouth 1901 - published 1993; intro by Maureen Attwooll
53.14 Wyke Regis 1901 - published 1993; intro by Maureen Attwooll
58.07 Isle of Portland: Castletown 1927 - published 1990; intro by Alan Godfrey
58.11 Isle of Portland: Fortuneswell & Grove 1927 published 1991; intro by Alan Godfrey
58.15 Isle of Portland: Easton & Weston 1927 - published 1991; intro by Stuart Morris
60.03 Isle of Portland: Southwell 1926 - published 1992; intro by Stuart Morris
We have a small group for Bournemouth & Christchurch, now part of Dorset, but historically Hampshire towns:
86.09 North Bournemouth 1922 - published 1991; intro by Alan Godfrey
86.10 Boscombe & Pokesdown 1923 - published 1991; intro by Alan Godfrey
86.12 Christchurch 1896 - published 1997; intro by Alan Godfrey
86.13 Central Bournemouth 1923 - published 1992; intro by Alan Godfrey
Also in the Godfrey Edition, some of our One Inch to the Mile maps cover parts of the county. See the One Inch page for a full list.
These are the principal 'Inch to the Mile' maps for the county:
297 Wincanton, Mere & District 1897.
312 SE Somerset 1899 - published 2008; intro by Tony Painter.
313 The Blackmore Vale 1903 - published 2006; intro by Alan Godfrey. Includes a map of Stalbridge.
314 Cranborne Chase 1894 - published 2010; intro by Tony Painter.
327 Beaminster, Bridport & Wewst Dorset 1905 - published 2010; intro by Tony Painter. Includes a map of Beaminster.
328 Dorchester, Puddleton & District 1903 - published 2010; intro by Tony Painter. Includes maps of Puddletown and Tolpuddle.
329 Poole Harbour & Bournemouth 1893 - published 2000; intro by Jude James. Includes a map of Hinton Admiral.
341/342 Portland & Weymouth 1912 - published 2007; intro by Alan Godfrey
343 Corfe Castle & SE Purbeck 1895 - published 2010; intro by Tony Painter. Includes a map of Corfe Castle.
All maps can be ordered through our On-line Mapshop and through various local stockists.
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 £ 2.50 each (coloured maps £ 3.25). For a full list of maps for the South West, return to the South West page or to the main
Index page for full details of the series. For further information phone us on 01207 583388.
Alan Godfrey Maps, Prospect Business Park, Leadgate, Consett, DH8 7PW. Tel 01207 583388
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