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.
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  • Here are the details of maps for Ardwick (N):

  • Manchester Sheet 35 Upper Ardwick 1849 - published 2000; intro by Chris Makepeace. ISBN.978-1-84151-163-4

    This extremely detailed map covers the northern part of Ardwick, with coverage stretching from Fairfield Street eastward to Lime Street, and from St Andrew's Square southward to Garden Street. It covers a built up area of Ardwick, but with building only just beginning along the Ashton Road, where St Silas church stands in isolation. Other features include a short stretch of the LNWR railway but no stations, River Medlock, Tipping Street Chapel, Ogden Street area, Ancoats Bridge Print Works, Ancoats Bridge Dye Works, Ancoats Hollow area, St Andrew's church, Maskrey Mill, Dark Lane Mill, Pin Mill, Mount Street Dye Works, Ardwick Iron Works, Manchester & Saltersbrook turnpike trust, etc. On the reverse we include street directory entries for Ardwick Green, Higher Ardwick, Hyde Road, etc. (some of which refer to the companion map, sheet 40 Higher Ardwick).

    The map links up with Manchester Sheets 30 Ardwick to the north, 34 London Road to the west, 40 Higher Ardwick to the south.

  • Follow this link for a complete list of our Manchester Town Plans or here for other maps of Manchester.
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  • 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.
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