Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Hayes


We have published more than 1,800 maps in our series of Old Ordnance Survey Map reprints, some 300 of them in the London area. The maps are highly detailed. They are taken from the OS 1:2,500 (or 25 inch) maps and reduced to about 15 inches to the mile. They show streets with individual houses, tram tracks, railway tracks and even signals, factories, wharves and such details as fountains and water troughs. They will provide hours of fascination for historians and genealogists. The maps are neatly folded and each includes a specially written introduction to the area. Maps can be purchased on our On-line Mapshop where further information about titles is given. For other information and Prices, see Index Page.


Here are the details of maps for Hayes:

  • Middlesex Sheet 15.13 Hayes (South) 1935 - published 2004; introduction by John Griffiths

    Until the end of the 18th century this was a completely rural area, but the development of brickmaking and then the arrival of the railway stimulated growth. But the real turning point came in 1899 when the Hayes Development Co acquired land near the railway and laid out roads for industry. Our map - covering an area a mile by a mile and a half - shows the result, with numerous factories close to Hayes & Harlington station and the Grand Junction Canal. These include the Hayes Cocoa Co, taken over by Nestle in 1929, and the Gramophone Co (soon part of EMI). Factories are also shown for potato crisps, postage stamps, chairs and cheese. Elsewhere on the map development continues to the south, the start of the Paddington Branch canal is shown, and there are still some orchards or market gardens. The population of Hayes UD rose from 2,594 in 1901 to about 31,000 by 1935 and this busy map, with its comprehensive introduction by John Griffiths, helps show why.

    An index map showing the areas covered by this and adjacent maps is available here. The map links up with Middlesex Sheets 15.14 Southall Green to the east.


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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 London, return to the London page.

    The Godfrey Edition / godfreyedition@btinternet.com / 27 August 2005