Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Portsmouth

  • These detailed maps normally cover an area of about one and a half miles by one mile. Each map includes an introduction.
  • They are available through our On-line Mapshop

  • Here are the details of maps for Central Portsmouth:

  • Hampshire 83.08a Central Portsmouth 1896 - published 1993; intro by Michael Gunton. ISBN.978-0-85054-603-3
  • Hampshire 83.08b Central Portsmouth 1931 - published 2017; intro by Tony Painter. ISBN.978-1-78721-070-7

    We have published two versions of this map, showing how the area changed over the years.

    The maps cover the centre of Portsmouth, with coverage stretching from Anglesey Road and Victoria Park eastward to Milton Road, and from Toronto Road southward to Froddington Road.

    Features include railway with Portsmouth Town (today Portsmouth & Southsea) and Fratton stations, engine shed, Portsea Island Union Workhouse, Landport area, Fratton Ward, St Mary Ward, Charles Dickens Ward, part of Townhall Ward, Town Hall, Drill Hall, St Mary's church, Kingston area, tramways, Buckland area, Kingston Cemetery, RC Cathedral, Royal Portsmouth Hospital, Portsea Island Gas Works, and many streets of terraced housing with each house neatly mapped. Please note that the dockyard area is left blank for security reasons on the 1896 map, but only partly blank on the 1931 version.. We include extracts from contemporary street directories on the reverse.

    The map links up with Hampshire Sheets 83.04 Portsmouth North End to the north, 83.07 Portsea to the west, 84.09 Eastney to the east and 83.12 Southsea to the south.

    You might find this Index Map useful.


  • Follow this link for a complete list for Portsmouth maps, or follow these links for the rest of Hampshire, or Isle of Wight.
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  • Maps in the Godfrey Edition are taken from the 25 inch to the mile map and reduced to about 15 inches to the mile. For a full list of maps for England, return to the England page.
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