Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Bury MBC


This is our coverage of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury. Bury MBC was formed in 1974 with the amalgamation of the County Borough of Bury, Prestwich Municipal Borough, Radcliffe Municipal Borough, Tottington Urban District, Whitefield Urban District and a smaller part of Ramsbottom Urban District. Bury then also became part of Greater Manchester.

All maps are available from our On-line Mapshop.

The following titles are all 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.


The following Lancashire maps cover the Bury area:

  • 79.12 Ramsbottom 1908 - published 1994; introduction by Nick Burton
  • 87.04 Tottington 1908 - published 2004; intro by Paul Hindle
  • 87.08 Bury NW 1908 - published 2003; intro by Paul Hindle
  • 87.11 Ainsworth 1908 - published 2004; intro by Paul Hindle
  • 87.12 Bury West 1908 - published 2002; intro by Paul Hindle
  • 87.15 Bradley Fold 1908 - published 2002; intro by Paul Hindle
  • 87.16 Radcliffe (North) 1908 - published 2003; intro by Paul Hindle
  • 88.05 Bury North 1908 - published 1994; intro by Nick Burton
  • 88.09 Bury 1908 - published 1994; intro by Nick Burton
  • 88.10 Heap Bridge 1908 - published 1999; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 88.13 Bury South 1907 - published 1999; intro by D Whittle
  • 95.04 Radcliffe 1927 - published 1998; intro by Paul Hindle
  • 95.08 Stand & Outwood Gate 1907 - published 1998; intro by Paul Hindle
  • 95.12 Clifton (North) & Wet Earth Colliery 1907 - published 2008; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 96.01 Unsworth & SE Radcliffe 1932 - published 2009; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 96.05 Whitefield & Besses o' th' Barn 1907 - published 1993; intro by J F Wilson plus contemporary account of area by Frank Merriday.
  • 96.09 Prestwich 1915 - published 2004; intro by Chris Makepeace

    For a full list of our Lancashire maps visit the North West page.


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

  • 76 Rossendale 1895 - published 2000; intro by Paul Hindle (includes Rochdale and Ramsbottom)
  • 85 Manchester & District 1896 - published 1999; intro by Chris Makepeace (covers Bury and south Rochdale)

    For 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.


    Alan Godfrey Maps, Prospect Business Park, Leadgate, Consett, DH8 7PW. Tel 01207 583388
    The Godfrey Edition / sales@alangodfreymaps.co.uk / 9th Sept 2016