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 Ardwick (S):

  • Manchester Sheet 40 Higher Ardwick 1849 - published 2000; intro by Chris Makepeace. ISBN.978-1-84151-164-1

    This extremely detailed map covers the southern part of Ardwick, with coverage stretching from the eastern half of Ardwick Green eastward to Hyde Road, and from Ardwick station southward to Devonshire Street. This was a developing suburb, with several large villas in grounds. Features include Ardwick Cemetery, Hyde Place, Manchester Hyde & Mottram turnpike trust, Manchester & Buxton turnpike trust, Higher Ardwick Lodge, etc. On the reverse we include street directory entries for Chancery Lane, Fairfield Street, Garden Street, Tipping Street.

    The map links up with Manchester Sheets 35 Upper Ardwick to the north, 39 Chorlton on Medlock to the west.

  • 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