Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Cheshire


This is our coverage of Cheshire, historically the County Palatine of Chester. In 1974 the county was divided into eight administrative districts, Chester, Congleton, Crewe & Nantwich, Ellesmere Port & Neston, Halton, Macclesfield, Vale Royal and Warrington. In 1998 Halton and Warrington became unitary authorities. In 2009 the remainder of the county was divided into two unitary authorities, Chester West & Chester, which included Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston, and Vale Royal; and Cheshire East, which included Congleton, Crewe & Nantwich, and Macclesfield. This page lists all the Cheshire maps in these districts.

See separate pages for the Cheshire maps in Stockport, Tameside and Trafford, which became part of Greater Manchester in 1974, and Wirral, which became part of Merseyside. These all remain unitary auhorities.

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.


These are the maps for Cheshire:

  • 17.05 Thelwall 1908 - published 2003; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 27.09 Knutsford (North) 1908 - published 2005; intro by Derrick Pratt
  • 27.13 Knutsford (South) 1908 - published 2004; intro by Derrick Pratt
  • 29.13 Bollington 1907 - published 2005; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 34.05 Northwich NW & Winnington 1908 - publ 2004; intro by Derrick Pratt
  • 34.06 Northwich NE 1908 - publ 2004; intro by Derrick Pratt
  • 34.09 Northwich SW 1908 - publ 2004; intro by Derrick Pratt
  • 36.08 Macclesfield (North) 1907 - publ 1998; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 36.12 Macclesfield (South) 1897 - publ 2001; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 38.11a Chester 1898 - publ 1989; intro by Simon Harrison Sorry! Out of print.
  • 38.11b Chester 1908 - publ 2004; intro by Derrick Pratt
  • 41.09 Winsford 1908 - publ 2007; intro by Derrick Pratt
  • 41.11 Middlewich 1908 - publ 2010; intro by Derrick Pratt
  • 51.02 Congleton 1897 - publ 2011; intro by Derrick Pratt
  • 56.07a Crewe 1874 - publ 2011; intro by Derrick Pratt
  • 56.07b Crewe 1908 - publ 1994; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 56.08 Crewe (East) 1908 - publ 1994; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 56.13 Nantwich 1908 - publ 2002; intro by Alan Crosby
  • 57.07 Alsager 1908 - publ 2004; intro by Malcolm Nixon

    We also publish a series of smaller scale Inch to the Mile maps, and all of Cheshire is covered. The main maps for the county are:are:

  • 096 Liverpool & The Wirral 1904 includes a map of Wirral Colliery
  • 097 The Lower Mersey, Runcorn & Warrington 1913 includes a map of Preston Brook
  • 098 Stockport, Altrincham & NE Cheshire 1912 includes a map of Adlington Hall
  • 109 Chester & Central Cheshire 1905 includes a map of Tattenhall
  • 110 Macclesfield, Congleton & District 1898 includes a map of Elworth
  • 122 Whitchurch, Nantwich & English Maelor 1905 includes a map of Holt & Farndon

    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 now order maps direct from our On-line Mapshop.


    Alan Godfrey Maps, Prospect Business Park, Leadgate, Consett, DH8 7PW. Tel 01207 583388
    The Godfrey Edition / sales@alangodfreymaps.co.uk / 17 Sept 2016