Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Berkshire

  • 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 Reading:

  • Berkshire 37.03a Reading 1877 - published 2015; intro by Tony Painter. ISBN.978-1-84784-926-7
  • Berkshire 37.03b Reading 1898 - published 1994; intro by R B Parry. ISBN.978-0-85054-703-0

    We have published two versions of this detailed map, showing how the area changed across the years. The 1877 version is in full colour, taken from the beautiful 1st Edition OS handcoloured map.

    The maps covers the town centre, with coverage stretching from the station southward to Kitsgrove Kilns and Southampton Street. Features on the 1877 map include railway with stations, engine depots, sidings etc; Kennet & Avon Canal, River Kennet, St Mary's church, Bridge Street Brewery, Castle Street Brewery, Biscuit Factory, Royal Berkshire Hospital, gas works, Reading Tin Works, St Giles Mill, Trinity Chapel, Royal Berkshire Seed Establishment, Farbury Gardens, Castlehill House, Avenue Works, Carey Chapel, All Saints Church, Holy Trinity Church, Stanley Dairy, cattle market, etc. The 1877 map differentiates between standard, broad and mixed gauge railways. The maps include extracts from early directories.


    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 Berkshire area, return to the Berkshire page or for some adjacent counties go to the Chilterns page.

    The Godfrey Edition / sales@alangodfreymaps.co.uk / 7 October 2016