This is our coverage of Oldham. Oldham itself is historically in Lancashire and was made a municipal borough in 1849 and a county borough in 1889. The present Oldham Metropolitan Borough was created in 1974 with the amalgamation of the County Borough of Oldham with Chadderton Urban District, Crompton Urban District, Failsworth Urban District, Lees Urban District and Royton Urban District, all in Lancashire, plus Saddleworth Urban District from the West Riding of Yorkshire. At the same time it became one of the ten metropolitan boroughs in the new metropolitan county of Greater Manchester. It is now a unitary authority.
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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.
Click on the thumbnail right for an index map for the Manchester area maps in our Lancashire series.
We also publish a series of smaller scale Inch to the Mile maps. Much of the area is covered by the following map:
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
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