Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Birmingham

  • 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 Gravelly Hill:

  • Warwicks 8.14a Gravelly Hill 1886 - published 2017; intro by Barrie Trinder. ISBN.978-1-78721-034-9
  • Warwicks 8.14b Gravelly Hill 1902 - published 2001; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-84151-332-4
  • Warwicks 8.14c Gravelly Hill 1913 - published 2017; intro by Mike Jee. ISBN.978-1-78721-041-7

    We have published three versions of this map, showing how the area changed across the years. The 1886 version is fully coloured, taken from the beautiful 1st Edition OS handcoloured map.

    The maps cover the area around what is today Spaghetti Junction, including the eastern part of Aston, southern part of Erdington and northern Nechells. Coverage stretches from Grosvenor Road Aston eastward to Erdington Hall, and from Perry Barr Locks southward to Malvern Hill Road.

    Features include LNWR railway with Aston station, engine shed, Stechford Branch Junction, Sutton Junction, part of Sutton Coldfield Branch; a small stretch of Midland Railway with Washwood Heath Sidings; tramways, Tame Valley Canal, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, Park Mills, sewage farm, Essex Works, tube works, Aston Reservoir, Electrical Works, Salford canal junction, Birmingham & Warwick Jct Canal, etc. On the reverse we include selections of early directory entries.

    The map links up with sheets 8.10 Erdington West to the north, 8.13 Aston Manor to the west, 8.15 Bromford Bridge to the east and 14.02 Saltley to the south.

  • For a full list of maps of Warwickshire, please go to the Birmingham page or (for areas outside Birmingham) to the Warwickshire page.
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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 England, return to the England page.
    Alan Godfrey Maps, Prospect Business Park, Leadgate, Consett, Co Durham, DH8 7PW / sales@alangodfreymaps.co.uk / 18 January 2018