Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Manchester


This is our coverage of the City of Manchester. Manchester, historically in Lancashire, was incorporated as a Borough in 1838, granted the status of a City in 1853, and became a County Borough in 1889. It had always been a very large parish and boundary extensions gradually brought much of this area into the city, including Bradford, Harpurhey and Rusholme in 1885, Newton Heath and Openshaw in 1890, Chorlton cum Hardy and Didsbury in 1904, and Gorton in 1909. In 1931 the Baguley and Northenden areas of Cheshire were added. In 1974 it was reincorporated as a Metropolitan Borough, at the centre of the new Metropolitan County of Greater Manchester.

All maps are available from our On-line Mapshop.

The following titles are taken from the OS 25" maps and reduced to a scale of approximately 14 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. Each covers an area of a mile and a half by one mile, and includes an introduction. Click on the links below for further details.


These are the maps for Manchester in our Lancashire series:

  • 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
  • 104.01a Pendleton North 1889 - published 1999; intro by Paul Hindle
  • 104.01b Pendleton North 1915 - published 2015; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.01c Pendleton North 1931 - published 2015; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 104.02a Cheetham & Higher Broughton 1889 - published 2016; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.02b Cheetham & Higher Broughton 1915 - published 2016; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 104.02c Cheetham & Higher Broughton 1931 - published 2003; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.03a Manchester (Harpurhey & Collyhurst) 1893 - published 1997; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.03b Manchester (Harpurhey & Collyhurst) 1921 - published 2016; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.03c Manchester (Harpurhey & Collyhurst) 1931 - published 2016; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 104.04a Newton Heath 1889 - published 2012; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.04b Newton Heath 1915 - published 2005; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.04c Newton Heath 1931 - published 2016; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 104.05a Salford West 1889 - published 2012; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.05b Salford West 1916 - published 2001; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.05c Salford West 1931 - published 2015; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 104.06a Manchester NW & Central Salford 1915 - published 2001; intro by Chris Makepeace.
  • 104.06b Manchester NW & Central Salford 1931 - published 2015; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 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
  • 104.08a Manchester (Clayton) 1915 - published 2016; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.08b Manchester (Clayton) 1932 - published 2003; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.09a Salford Docks 1905 - published 1985; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.09b Salford Docks 1916 - published 2015; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.09c Salford Docks 1932 - published 2015; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 104.10a Manchester SW 1894 - published 1995; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.10b Manchester SW 1916 - published 2011; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.10c Manchester SW 1932 - published 2016; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 104.11a Manchester SE 1915 - published 1991; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.11b Manchester SE & Ardwick 1932 - published 2015; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 104.12a Openshaw 1905 - published 1987; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.12b Openshaw 1916 - published 2015; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.12c Openshaw 1933 - published 2016; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 104.13a Old Trafford 1905 - published 1985; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.13b Old Trafford 1915 - published 2015; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.13c Old Trafford 1931 - published 2015; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 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
  • 104.16a Gorton & Belle Vue 1905 - published 1996; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.16b Gorton & Belle Vue 1916 - published 2015; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 104.16c Gorton & Belle Vue 1933 - published 2015; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 105.01 Failsworth South & Woodhouses 1931 - published 2007; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 105.05 Droylsden & Medlock Vale 1906 - published 1993; intro by Gillian Coke
  • 105.09a Audenshaw & Droylsden 1916 publ 1992; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 105.09b Audenshaw & Droylsden 1933 publ 2016; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 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
  • 111.01a Chorlton cum Hardy & Stretford 1905 - published 1994; intro by Nick Burton
  • 111.01b Chorlton cum Hardy & Stretford 1915 - published 2015; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 111.01b Chorlton cum Hardy & Stretford 1933 - published 2016; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 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

    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. See separate page 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.


    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 (Coloured editions £ 3.50). For a full list of English maps, return to the England page

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


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