Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Bolton


This is our coverage of Bolton. Bolton is historically in Lancashire and was made a municipal borough in 1838 and a county borough in 1889. It was subsequently enlarged with adjacent parishes. The present Bolton Metropolitan Borough was created in 1974 with the amalgamation of the County Borough of Bolton with Farnworth Municipal Borough, Blackrod Urban District, Horwich Urban District, Kearsley Urban District, Little Lever Urban District, Westhoughton Urban District, and part of Turton Urban District. At the same time it became one of the ten metropolitan boroughs in the new county of Greater Manchester. It is now 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 Bolton in our Lancashire series:

  • 86.06 Horwich North 1907 - published 2001; intro by Paul Hindle
  • 86.09 Blackrod 1907 - published 2013; intro by Derrick Pratt
  • 86.10 Horwich South 1908 - published 2001; intro by Paul Hindle
  • 86.14 Hilton House 1907 - published 2013; intro by Derrick Pratt
  • 86.15 Lostock Junction 1907 - published 2013; intro by Derrick Pratt
  • 86.16 Bolton (West) 1927 - published 2016; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 87.06 Bradshaw 1908 - published 2000; intro by Paul Hindle
  • 87.09 Bolton North 1908 - published 1995; intro by Nick Burton
  • 87.10 Bolton NE 1908 - published 2001; intro by Paul Hindle
  • 87.13 Bolton 1908 - published 1986, 2nd Edition 2007; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 87.14 Bolton (East) 1908 - published 2007; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 87.15 Bradley Fold 1908 - published 2002; intro by Paul Hindle. On the reverse is a map of Bradley Fold in 1927.
  • 94.03 Wingates & Chew Moor 1927 - published 2011; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 94.06 Hart Common & Dobb Brow 1907 - published 2013; intro by Derrick Pratt
  • 94.07 Westhoughton 1907 - published 2010; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 94.08 Hulton Lane 1907 - published 2014; intro by Derrick Pratt
  • 94.11 Daisy Hill & Bag Lane 1907 - publ 2015; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 94.12 Atherton (NE) 1907 - published 2009; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 95.01 Bolton (South) & Great Lever 1927 - published 2013; intro by Derrick Pratt
  • 95.02 Moses Gate 1908 - published 2001; intro by Paul Hindle
  • 95.03 Little Lever 1927 - published 1998; intro by Paul Hindle
  • 95.05 Plodder Lane 1909 - published 2007; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 95.06 Farnworth 1908 - published 2001; intro by Paul Hindle
  • 95.07 Stoneclough & Ringley 1907 - published 1997; intro by Nick Burton
  • 95.10 Walkden North & Blackleach 1907 - published 2003; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 95.11 Kearsley 1907 - published 1997; intro by Nick Burton
  • 95.12 Clifton (North) & Wet Earth Colliery 1907 - published 2008; intro by Alan Godfrey

    We also publish a series of smaller scale Inch to the Mile maps. Much of the area is covered by the following maps:

  • 84 South Lancashire Coalfield 1907 - published 2000; intro by Alan Crosby (includes Horwich)
  • 85 Manchester & District 1896 - published 1999; intro by Chris Makepeace (covers Bolton itself)

    For full details of this series 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 English maps, return to the England page

    You can order maps direct from our On-line Mapshop. They are also available from various local outlets.


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