Old Ordnance Survey Maps of County Down


  • We have published a growing range of maps for County Down in The Godfrey Edition, including several titles for east Belfast. All maps are available from our On-line Mapshop or from selected bookshops in the area. In addition to the large scale maps of principal towns, we are also publishing reprints of the Inch to the Mile maps for the whole of Northern Ireland.

    The following maps are all taken from the OS 25" maps and reduced to a scale of approximately 15 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. Obviously they cover quite a small area, normally a mile by a mile and a half each. Please note that Belfast maps west of the Lagan are in our Co Antrim series.


    These are the detailed maps currently available for eastern Belfast:

  • Sheet 04.08 Sydenham & Strandtown 1902 - published 1999, intro by John Griffiths
  • Sheet 04.11 Belfast (East) 1902 - published 1997, intro by Barbara Morris
  • Sheet 04.12 Belfast (Bloomfield) 1902 - published 1999, intro by John Griffiths
  • Sheet 05.09 Belfast (Knockdene Park) 1902 - published 1999, intro by John Griffiths
  • Sheet 05.10 Dundonald 1902 - published 1999, intro by Peter Carr

    And these are for other towns in County Down:

  • Sheet 01.13 Holywood 1931 - published 1988, intro by Alison McCloy
  • Sheet 02.05 Bangor (West) 1901 - published 1995, intro by Trevor McCavery
  • Sheet 02.06 Bangor (East) 1901 - published 1995, intro by Trevor McCavery
  • Sheet 03.09 Donaghadee 1901 - published 1995, intro by Deirdre Armstrong
  • Sheet 06.09 Newtownards 1901 - published 1995, intro by Trevor McCavery
  • Sheet 27.13 Banbridge 1903 - published 2012, intro by Alan Godfrey
  • Sheet 46.16 Newry 1903 - published 2006, intro by Alan Godfrey
  • Town plans Downpatrick 1901 - published 1986.

    Parts of the county are also covered in our Inch to the Mile series. These are the maps available to date:

  • Sheet 29 Belfast Lough 1901 - published 2009. Includes a detailed map of Groomsport.
  • Sheet 36 Belfast & Hillsborough 1901 - published 2009. Includes a detailed map of Hillsborough.
  • Sheet 37 Comber & Saintfield 1900 - published 1992. Includes detailed maps of Comber and Saintfield.
  • Sheet 47 Armagh, Tandragee & District 1900 - published 2010.
  • Sheet 48 Banbridge & Dromore 1900 - published 2010. Includes a detailed map of Waringstown.
  • Sheet 49/50 Downpatrick, Portaferry & Ballynahinch 1899 - published 2009. Includes a detailed map of Ballynahinch.
  • Sheet 60 The Mourne Mountains 1900 - published 2014. Includes a detailed map of Castlewellan.
  • Sheet 61 Ardglass & Dundrum Bay 1900 - published 2009. Includes a detailed map of Ardglass.
  • Sheet 71 Carlingford Lough 1900 - published 2010.

    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. For a full list of Irish maps, return to the Ireland 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 / 14 March 2016