Old Ordnance Survey Maps of the Isle of Wight


  • Isle of Wight County Council was formed in 1890 and from 1894 a network of district councils had been established. Ryde and Newport were Municipal Boroughs and there were 6 Urban Districts: Cowes, East Cowes, Sandown, Shanklin, St Helens, and Ventnor. In 1933 East Cowes UDC was absorbed by Cowes UDC, and St Helens by Ryde Borough, while Sandown and Shanklin were merged as Sandown-Shanklin UDC. There was a single Isle of Wight Rural District.
  • In 1974 there was reorganisation and the Isle of Wight became a fully independent ceremonial county. Apart from the county council there were now 2 District Councils, each with Borough status: Medina and South Wight. However in 1995 these were abolished and the Isle of Wight became a unitary authority.

    All maps are available from our On-line Mapshop.


  • These are our maps for Isle of Wight:

  • 91.10 Ryde 1907 - published 1989; introduction by Nick Burton
  • 95.02 Newport 1907 - published 2005; intro by Tony Painter
  • 96.14 Sandown 1907 - published 2011; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 99.05 Shanklin 1907 - published 2015; intro by Alan Godfrey

    The Isle of Wight is also covered in our Inch to the Mile series. The principal Inch to the Mile maps for the county are:

  • 330 The Solent 1888 - published 1999; intro by Jude James.
  • 331 Portsmouth & Spithead 1893 - published 2009; intro by Richard Oliver.
  • 344/345 Ventnor & Isle of Wight (South) 1901 - published 2010; intro by Tony Painter. Includes a detailed map of Ventnor.

    Visit the One Inch page for full 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.

    This list shows all our maps for the county. We try to keep a full range in print but inevitably some titles fall out of print from time to time. These are noted in our On-line Mapshop.


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    The Godfrey Edition / sales@alangodfreymaps.co.uk / 21 October 2016