Old OS Town Plans of Manchester

  • For a few areas of Liverpool and Manchester we have also reprinted some of the very early Five-foot plans. Originally published at a scale of 1:1056 or 5 feet to the mile, we have reduced them in scale to 1:1760 or a Yard to the Mile. The maps, though covering quite a small area, are quite wonderfully detailed, showing such features as capstans and mooring posts, lamp-posts, the layouts of back yards, and even the interior of certain buildings such as churches. For the urban historian they are perhaps the most fascinating maps ever published by the Ordnance Survey.
  • Maps can be purchased on our On-line Mapshop.

  • Here are the details of maps for central Manchester:

  • Manchester & Salford Sheet 28 Manchester City Centre 1849 - published 1988; intro by Nick Burton. ISBN.978-0-85054-209-7

    This extremely detailed map covers a central area of Manchester, including streets such as Deansgate, Bridge Street, John Dalton Street, King Street, Mosley Street and Market Street. Coverage stretches from Gartside Street eastward to High Street, and from Blackfriars Street southward to Peter Street. Major features include St Mary's church, Deansgate Shambles, St John's church, Tabernacle, New Jerusalem church, St Anne's church, Friends Meeting House, Town Hall, The Exchange, Manchester Mechanics Institution, Manchester Royal Institution, Post Office, The Union Club, The Portico, St James church etc. On the reverse we include street directory extracts, including Brazenose Street, Bridge Street, Cross Street, Deansgate, John Dalton Street, Market Street

    The map links up with Manchester Sheets 23 Manchester Victoria to the north, 27 New Bailey to the west, 29 Manchester Piccadilly to the east and 33 Oxford Street to the south.

  • Follow this link for a complete list of our Manchester Town Plans or here for other maps of Manchester.
  • 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 Lancashire, return to the North West page.
    The Godfrey Edition / sales@alangodfreymaps.co.uk / 1 Feb 2018