Old Ordnance Survey Maps of the Wirral


This is our coverage of Wirral. The Metropolitan Borough of Wirral was formed in 1974 with the amalgamation of the County Borough of Birkenhead, County Borough of Wallasey, Municipal Borough of Bebington, Hoylake Urban District and Wirral Urban District. At the same time it became part of the new Metropolitan County of Merseyside.

All maps are available from our On-line Mapshop.

The following titles are all 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 our maps for Wirral:

  • 07.07a New Brighton 1909 - published 1989; introduction by Carol Bidston
  • 07.07b New Brighton 1935 - published 2008; introduction by Derrick Pratt
  • 07.10 Wallasey Village 1898 - published 1990; intro by Carol Bidston
  • 07.11 Liscard & Egremont 1898 - published 1988; intro by Carol Bidston
  • 07.14 Bidston 1898 - published 1991; intro by Carol Bidston
  • 07.15 Poulton cum Seacombe 1909 - published 1989; intro by Carol Bidston
  • 12.03 Hoylake 1909 - published 1991; intro by David Thompson
  • 12.07 Hoylake cum Kirby 1909 - published 1991; intro by David Thompson. This also includes a map of Hilbre Island.
  • 12.11 West Kirby 1909 - published 1991; intro by David Thompson.
  • 13.02 Bidston Hill 1909 - published 1991; intro by Carol Bidston
  • 13.03 Birkenhead 1909 - published 1988; intro by David Thompson
  • 13.07 Tranmere & Oxton 1909 - published 1989; intro by David Thompson
  • 13.12 Rock Ferry & New Ferry - published 1990; intro by David Thompson
  • 13.16 Port Sunlight & Bebington 1897 - published 1990; intro by David Thompson
  • 22.14 Neston & Parkgate 1909 - published 2004; intro by Kay Parrott

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


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

  • 96 Liverpool & The Wirral 1904 - published 2003; intro by Derrick Pratt

    For 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 North West maps, return to the North West page

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


    Alan Godfrey Maps, Prospect Business Park, Leadgate, Consett, DH8 7PW. Tel 01207 583388
    The Godfrey Edition / sales@alangodfreymaps.co.uk / 16 Sept 2016