Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Manchester


  • We have very good coverage of Manchester. Here are the principal maps:

    All maps are available from our On-line Mapshop or from selected bookshops in the area.

    The following maps are 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. Each map includes an introduction. For further details click on the links below.


    This is the main group of our maps for Manchester:

  • 96.09 Prestwich 1915 - published 2004; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 96.10 Heaton Park 1907 - published 1997; intro by Paul Hindle
  • 96.11 Higher Blackley 1906 - published 2008; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 96.13 Rainsough, Kersal & Hilton Park 1907- published 2004; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 96.14 Broughton Park & Crumpsall 1907 - published 2003; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 96.15 Blackley & Lower Crumpsall 1915 - published 2007; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 96.16 Moston 1933 - published 2007; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 97.13 Failsworth & Hollinwood 1932 - published 2007; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.01 Pendleton North 1889 - published 1999; intro by Paul Hindle
  • 104.02 Cheetham & Higher Broughton 1931 - published 2003; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.03 Manchester (Harpurhey & Collyhurst) 1893 - published 1997; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.04a Newton Heath 1889 - published 2012; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.04b Newton Heath 1915 - published 2005; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.05a Salford West 1889 - published 2012; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.05b Salford West 1916 - published 2001; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.06 Manchester NW & Central Salford 1915 - published 2001; intro by Chris Makepeace.
  • 104.07a Manchester NE 1891 - published 1998; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.07b Manchester NE 1915 - published 2012; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.07c Manchester NE 1931 - published 2014; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.08 Manchester (Clayton) 1932 - published 2003; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.09 Salford Docks 1905 - published 1985 (our first map for the Manchester area); intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.10a Manchester SW 1894 - published 1995; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.10b Manchester SW 1916 - published 2011; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.11 Manchester SE 1915 - published 1991; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.12 Openshaw 1905 - published 1987; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.13 Old Trafford 1905 - published 1985; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.14a Moss Side 1889 - published 1996; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.14b Moss Side 1915 - published 2011; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.15a Victoria Park 1893 - published 1988; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.15b Manchester (Victoria Park & Longsight) 1916 - published 2011; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.16 Gorton & Belle Vue 1905 - published 1996; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 105.01 Failsworth South & Woodhouses 1931 - published 2007; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 105.05 Droylsden & Medlock Vale 1906 - published 1993; intro by Gillian Coke
  • 105.09 Audenshaw & Droylsden 1916 - published 1992; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 105.10 Guide Bridge 1918 - published 1992; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 105.13 Denton West 1916 - published 1996; intro by Jill Cronin
  • 105.14 Denton Town Centre 1918 - published 1996; intro by Jill Cronin
  • 111.01 Chorlton cum Hardy & Stretford 1905 - published 1994; intro by Nick Burton
  • 111.02 Whalley Range 1905 - published 1994; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 111.03 Fallowfield 1905 - published 1994; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 111.04 Levenshulme 1905 - published 1998; intro by Chris Makepeace.
  • 111.05 Chorlton cum Hardy (South) 1905 - published 1998; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 111.06 Barlow Moor 1905 - published 1993; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 111.07a Withington 1892 - published 2012; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 111.07b Withington & Burbage 1916 - published 1996; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 111.08 Heaton Chapel 1904 - published 1998; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 111.10 Didsbury (Palatine Rd) 1904 - published 1992; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 111.11 Didsbury (Heaton Mersey) 1904 - published 1992; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 111.12a Heaton Norris 1893 - published 2013; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 111.12b Stockport (Heaton Norris) 1916 - published 1998; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 111.15 Cheadle North 1916 - published 1996; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 112.01 North Reddish & S W Denton 1904 - published 1994; intro by Jill Cronin
  • 112.02 South Denton & Hauughton Green 1904 - published 1993; intro by Jill Cronin
  • 112.05 South Reddish & Brinnington 1904 - published 1997; intro by Chris Makepeace

    The following Cheshire map also covers part of this area:

  • 10.14 Heaton Mersey 1907 - published 2013; intro by Chris Makepeace

    Click on the thumbnail left for an index map for the Manchester area maps.


    We have also published 14 very Large Scale Plans, taken from the very early 5 foot plans in the 1840s. For details click on this thumbnail:


    Street indexes are available for the Central Manchester maps. Go here for details.


    We also publish a series of smaller scale Inch to the Mile maps. Much of the area is covered by the following map:

  • 85 Manchester & District 1896 - published 1999; intro by Chris Makepeace

    For full details of this series visit the One Inch page.


    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 editions £ 3.50). For a full list of Lancashire maps, return to the North West page

    You can now order maps direct from our On-line Mapshop.


    Alan Godfrey Maps, Prospect Business Park, Leadgate, Consett, DH8 7PW. Tel 01207 583388
    The Godfrey Edition / godfreyedition@btinternet.com / 30 April 2014