Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Bournemouth

  • These detailed maps normally cover an area of about one and a half miles by one mile. Each map includes an introduction.
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  • Here are the details of maps for Bournemouth & Boscombe in our Hampshire series:

  • Sheet 86.09 Bournemouth (North) 1922 - published 1991, revised 2014; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-84784-767-6
  • Sheet 86.10 Boscombe & Pokesdown 1923 - published 1991; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-0-85054-479-4
  • Sheet 86.13 Central Bournemouth 1923 - published 1992; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-0-85054-504-3

    In 1851 Bournmouth had a population of just 695 but over the next few decades it rose to become one of England's greatest seaside resorts, and by 1911, with a population of 78,764, it was second only to Brighton. It became a Municipal Borough in 1890, and a County Borough in 1900. In 1974 it was transferred from Hampshire to Dorset, as a district council. In 1997 it became a unitary authority. We have published a group of 3 maps for the town and these link up with each other.


    The North Bournmouth map covers the northern part of the town, with coverage stretching from Braidley Road eastward to Knole Road and St Clements church, and from Iddesleigh Road and the cemetery southward to Christchurch Road and Old Christchurch Road. The Central station is near the centre of the map. Features include Dean Park, St Augustin's church, Wimborne Road, Richmond Gardens, Town Hall (bottom left corner), Madeira Vale, Hotel Metropole, Municipal College, Lansdowne Road, Holdenhurst Road, engine shed and turntable, St Paul's church, tramways and tram depot, Knyveton Gardens, and innumerable villas.

    The Boscombe map continues coverage west through Boscombe, Pokesdown and Freemantle. The Christchurch Road runs through the centre of the map and coverage extends from Drummond Road eastward to Beaufort Road and Grand Avenue. Features include Boscombe and Pokesdown stations, Kings Park, cemetery, St John's church, Palmerston Road, Boscombe Chine Gardens (bottom left), Hotel Burlington, Groveley Manor, Wentworth Lodge, Seabourne Road, tramways and depot, Convent, isolation hospital, A list of private residents for Boscombe is included on the reverse.

    The Central Bournemouth map completes the trio. Here we include two maps, one under the other, to show 3 miles of the Bournemouth coastline from the Winter Gardens eastward to Fisherman's Walk. The maps, Sheets 86.13 and 86.14, link up with the North Bournemouth and Boscombe maps above. Features on Sheet 86.13 include Bournemouth Pier, Pleasure Grounds, Winter Gardens, St Peter's church, Royal Bath Hotel, Royal Exeter Hotel, St Swithun's church, East Cliff, Russell Cotes Museum, Westover Palace. On Sheet 86.14 are Boscombe Pier, Boscombe Spa, Portman Ravine.

    You should find this Index map helpful and an attractive map in its own right.


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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 South West England, go to the South West page.

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