Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Essex


All maps are available from our On-line Mapshop or from selected bookshops in the area.
  • 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. Each covers an area of a mile by a mile and a half. Each map includes an introduction. For further details click on the links below.
  • There is a separate page for the towns in the old GLC area, including Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, the so-called 'London-in-Essex'. For them go to this page
  • See This Page for a summary of the county's local government history.

  • These are the detailed maps currently available in the present Essex county:

  • 07.05n Saffron Walden 1919 - published 1999; introduction by Alan Godfrey
  • 20.09 Manningtree & Mistley 1896 - published 1996; intro by David Mander
  • 22.15 Bishops Stortford 1896 - published 1991; intro by Pamela Taylor
  • 23.15n Stansted Mountfichet 1921 - published 2006; introduction by Pamela Taylor
  • 24.03n Thaxted 1916 - published 2001; intro by Robert Malster
  • 27.08 Colchester (North) 1896 - published 1998; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 27.12 Colchester 1896 - published 1997; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 28.09 Colchester (East) 1896 - published 1998; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 35.05n Braintree 1919 - published 2017; intro by Tony Kirby
  • 37.02 Wivenhoe 1896 - published 2004; intro by Harry Carmichael
  • 37.16 Brightlingsea 1895 - published 2006; intro by Harry Carmichael
  • 52.08 Chelmsford (South) 1895 - published 2003; intro by Harry Carmichael
  • 54.15n Chelmsford 1919 - published 2008; intro by Harry Carmichael
  • 55.16n Maldon (West) 1920 - published 2006; intro by Harry Carmichael
  • 56.13n Maldon (East) 1920 - published 2006; intro by Harry Carmichael
  • 57.12 Loughton (North) 1895 - published 2012; intro by Pamela Taylor
  • 57.16 Loughton (South) 1895 - published 2012; intro by Pamela Taylor
  • 60.16n Theydon Bois 1915 - published 2005; intro by Tony Clifford
  • 61.08n Chipping Ongar 1915 - published 2005; intro by Tony Clifford
  • 69.10n Buckhurst Hill 1914 - published 2000; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 69.15n Chigwell Station 1914 - published 2005; intro by Tony Cliffrord
  • 69.16n Chigwell Row & Grange Hill 1914 - published 2004; intro by Tony Clifford
  • 72.16n Wickford 1919 - published 2005; intro by Harry Carmichael
  • 78.11 Southend-on-sea 1895 - published 1995, 2nd Edition 2007; intro by Harry Carmichael
  • 79.13 Shoeburyness 1895 - published 2008; intro by Harry Carmichael.
  • 89.01 Tilbury Riverside & Gravesend Reach 1895 - published 1998; intro by Alan Godfrey

    Essex is a complicated series because in the 20th century the maps were published to a different meridian, on different sheetlines. All are listed here together but map numbers in this 'New Series' are given the suffix 'n'.


    We also cover Essex in our series of Inch to the Mile maps. Here are the principal maps for the county.

  • 205 Saffron Walden & SE Cambridgeshire 1893 - intro by Barrie Trinder. Includes a map of Fulbourn.
  • 206 SW Suffolk 1893 - intro by Robert Malster. Includes a map of Wixoe.
  • 222 Great Dunmow & District 1893- intro by Barrie Trinder. Includes a map of Great Dunmow.
  • 223 Colne Valley & Braintree 1887- intro by John Marriage. Includes a map of Marks Tey.
  • 224 NE Essex & Dedham Vale 1904- intro by Robert Malster. Includes a map of Weeley.
  • 240 Roding Valley & Epping Forest 1886 - intro by John Marriage. Includes a map of Ingatestone.
  • 241 Blackwater & Chelmer 1886 - intro by John Marriage. Includes a map of Tollesbury.
  • 242/259 Foulness & Mersea 1904 - intro by Harry Carmichael. Includes a map of St Osyth.
  • 257 Romford & SW Essex 1893 - published 2011; intro by Barrie Trinder. Includes a map of South Ockendon.
  • 258 SE Essex 1884- published 2000, intro by Harry Carmichael. Includes a map of Battlesbridge.

    See the One Inch page for further details of this series.


  • 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 / 27 July 2017