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.
    Alan Godfrey Maps, Prospect Business Park, Leadgate, Consett, DH8 7PW. Tel 01207 583388
    The Godfrey Edition / sales@alangodfreymaps.co.uk / 12 January 2018