Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Dorset

  • These detailed maps normally cover an area of about one and a half miles by one mile. Each map includes an introduction.
  • They are available through our On-line Mapshop

  • Here are the details of maps for Poole:

  • Dorset Sheet 43.16a Poole 1887 - published 2012; intro by Tony Painter. ISBN.978-1-84784-643-3
  • Dorset Sheet 43.16b Poole 1900 - published 1990; intro by Paul Hyland. ISBN.978-0-85054-394-0

    We have published two versions of this detailed map, showing how the area changed across the years. The 1887 version is in full colour, taken from the beautiful handcoloured 1st Edition OS map.

    Our maps capture the historic old centre, spread out around High Street, Market Street, Hunger Hill and West Street, with all its crowded buildings (all shown individually, of course, on this detailed map). Features include the railway station (near the top of the map), the tramway running round to The Quay, Poole Pottery, Custom House, landing stages, timber yards, Poole Brewery, malthouses, Fish Shambles, St James's church, Cornelia Hospital, Dolphin Brewery, and numerous narrow alleyways. Across Poole Bridge is Lower Hamworthy, and here we have the Battery, Hamworthy station and lines to the wharves, Ultramarine Manufactory, Architectural Pottery. St Michael's church is in the top left corner.

    You might find this index map useful.


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    You can order maps direct from our On-line Mapshop. For other information and prices, and other areas, go to The Index 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. For a full list of maps for the South West, return to the South West page.

    The Godfrey Edition / sales@alangodfreymaps.co.uk / 1 October 2016