Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Barnsley MBC


This is our coverage of Barnsley, historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. Today's Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley was formed in 1974 with the amalgamation of the County Borough of Barnsley, Cudworth Urban District, Darfield Urban District, Darton Urban District, Dearne Urban District, Dodworth Urban District, Hoyland Nether Urban District, Penistone Urban District, Royston Urban District, Wombwell Urban District, Worsborough Urban District, Penistone Rural District, and some outlying parishes. At the same time it became part of the new South Yorkshire Metropolitan County. Since 1986 it has been a unitary authority.

All maps are available from our On-line Mapshop.

The following titles are 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 the maps for Barnsley in our Yorkshire series:

  • 262.12 Royston 1904 - published 2009; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 263.13 Carlton Main 1914 - published 2006; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 273.15 Penistone & Thurlstone 1903 - published 1999; intro by David Hey
  • 274.04 Monk Bretton & Smithies 1904 - published 2013; intro by Melvyn Jones
  • 274.07 Barnsley 1890 - published 2012; intro by Melvyn Jones
  • 274.07 Barnsley 1904 - published 1986; intro by Harold Taylor
  • 274.08 Barnsley (NE) 1904 - published 1990; intro by Gordon Dickinson
  • 274.10 Dodworth 1904 - published 2001; intro by Melvyn Jones
  • 274.11 Barnsley South 1904 - published 1990; intro by Gordon Dickinson
  • 274.12 Barnsley (SE) 1904 - published 1991; intro by Gordon Dickinson
  • 274.16 Worsborough Dale & Worsborough Bridge 1904 - published 2001; intro by Melvyn Jones
  • 275.01 Cudworth 1904 - published 2006; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 275.02 Grimethorpe 1929 - published 2005; intro by Melvyn Jones
  • 275.13 Wombwell (NW) & Mitchell Main 1904 - published 2004; intro by Melvyn Jones
  • 275.14 Darfield & Wombwell (North) 1904 - published 2003; intro by Melvyn Jones
  • 281.12 Stocksbridge 1903 - published 2001; intro by David Hey
  • 282.08 Hoyland Nether & Hoyland Common 1903 - published 2002; intro Melvyn Jones
  • 283.02 Wombwell (South) & Lundhill 1901 - published 2003; intro by Melvyn Jones
  • 283.04 Bolton upon Dearne 1901 - published 2012; intro by Melvyn Jones
  • 283.05 Elsecar 1901 - published 2003; intro by Melvyn Jones
  • 283.07 Wath upon Dearne 1901 - published 1988; intro by Alex Fleming
  • 283.08 Manvers Main 1901 - published 1993; intro by Alex Fleming

    The following index map might also be useful: Barnsley index map


    We also publish a series of small scale Inch to the Mile maps covering most of the country. The following is the principal sheet for the area:

  • 87 Dearne Valley & Barnsley 1908-13 - published 2001; intro by Melvyn Jones. Includes a map of Grimethorpe.

    For further details of our One Inch Maps, 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 Yorkshire maps, return to the Yorkshire page

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


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    The Godfrey Edition / sales@alangodfreymaps.co.uk / 17 Sept 2016