Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Dorset


  • We have a range of detailed maps for Dorset towns and we also cover the whole county at the Inch to the Mile scale. Here are the details.
  • All maps are available from our On-line Mapshop.

  • Dorset County Council was formed in 1889. Bournemouth and Christchurch were transferred from Hampshire to Dorset in 1974.
  • See This Page for a summary of the county's local government history.

  • These are the maps we publish for Dorset:

  • 03.08 Gillingham 1900 - published 1990; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 04.14 Shaftesbury 1900 - published 1990; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 06.13 Sherborne 1901 - published 1990; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 13.03 Sturminster Newton 1900- published 2005, intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 24.07 Blandford Forum 1901 - published 1990; intro by Jo Draper
  • 34.08 Wimborne Minster 1900 - published 1990; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 38.10 Bridport 1901 - published 1990; intro by Paul Hyland
  • 40.15a Dorchester 1886 - published 2012; intro by Tony Painter
  • 40.15b Dorchester 1901 - published 1990; intro by Jo Draper
  • 43.16a Poole 1887 - published 2012; intro by Tony Painter
  • 43.16b Poole 1900 - published 1990; intro by Paul Hyland
  • 53.10 Weymouth Westham 1901 - published 1993; intro by Maureen Attwooll
  • 53.11 Weymouth 1901 - published 1993; intro by Maureen Attwooll
  • 53.14 Wyke Regis 1901 - published 1993; intro by Maureen Attwooll
  • 57.09 Swanage 1900 - published 1990; intro by Paul Hyland
  • 58.07 Isle of Portland: Castletown 1927 - published 1990; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 58.11 Isle of Portland: Fortuneswell & Grove 1927 published 1991; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 58.15 Isle of Portland: Easton & Weston 1927 - published 1991; intro by Stuart Morris
  • 60.03 Isle of Portland: Southwell 1926 - published 1992; intro by Stuart Morris

    The following maps also covers Dorset towns:

  • Devon 84.07 Lyme Regis 1903 - published 1997; intro by Alan Godfrey

    We have a small group for Bournemouth & Christchurch, now part of Dorset, but historically Hampshire towns:

  • 86.09 Bournemouth (North) 1922 - published 1991, revised 2014; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 86.10 Boscombe & Pokesdown 1923 - published 1991; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 86.12 Christchurch 1896 - published 1997; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 86.13 Central Bournemouth 1923 - published 1992; intro by Alan Godfrey

    We also cover Dorset in our Inch to the Mile series. These are the principal sheets for the county:

  • 297 Wincanton, Mere & District 1897- published 2009; intro by Tony Painter. Includes a map of Zeals
  • 312 SE Somerset 1899 - published 2008; intro by Tony Painter. Includes a map of South Petherton
  • 313 The Blackmore Vale 1903 - published 2006; intro by Alan Godfrey. Includes a map of Stalbridge.
  • 314 Cranborne Chase 1894 - published 2010; intro by Tony Painter. Includes a map of Berwick St John
  • 327 Beaminster, Bridport & Wewst Dorset 1905 - published 2010; intro by Tony Painter. Includes a map of Beaminster.
  • 328 Dorchester, Puddleton & District 1903 - published 2010; intro by Tony Painter. Includes maps of Puddletown and Tolpuddle.
  • 329 Poole Harbour & Bournemouth 1893 - published 2000; intro by Jude James. Includes a map of Hinton Admiral.
  • 341/342 Portland & Weymouth 1912 - published 2007; intro by Alan Godfrey. Includes a map of Lulworth Cove
  • 343 Corfe Castle & SE Purbeck 1895 - published 2010; intro by Tony Painter. Includes a map of Corfe Castle.

    For further details 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.


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