Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Halton


This is our coverage of the Borough of Halton. The Borough of Halton was created in 1974, combining the Borough of Widnes in Lancashire with Runcorn Urban District in Cheshire, together with some neighbouring parishes. It became a unitary authority in 1998. Though it straddles the Mersey, it is in Cheshire for ceremonial purposes but since 2014 has strengthened its ties with Merseyside as a member of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.

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.


The following maps are in the Halton area:

  • Lancs 115.09 Widnes 1905 - published 1995, 2nd Edition 2002; introduction by Mike Greatbatch
  • Lancs 115.13 Runcorn 1905 - published 1989; intro by Mike Greatbatch

    The area is also covered in our Inch to the Mile series. The principal sheet is:

  • 97 The Lower Mersey, Runcorn & Warrington 1913 - published 2005; intro by Alan Crosby. Includes a large scale map of Preston Brook

    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 Lancashire and Cheshire maps, go to the North West page

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