Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Lancashire


This is our coverage of Lancashire. The boundaries of Lancashire were greatly changed in 1974 when the new metropolitan counties of Greater Manchester and Merseyside were formed, the Furness area was transferred to Cumbria, and Warrington became part of Cheshire. At the same time Barnoldswick Urban District, Earby Urban District and Bowland Rural District, all in Yorkshire, were transferred to Lancashire.

Lancashire is now divided into 12 districts for administrative purposes: Burnley, Chorley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Lancaster, Pendle, Preston, Ribble Valley, Rossendale, South Ribble, West Lancashire, and Wyre. Lancaster was granted city status in 1937, Preston in 2002. In 1998 Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen became unitary authorities, and they are listed separately.

The following titles are all taken from the OS 25" maps and reduced to a scale of approximately 14 inches to the mile. Each covers an area of a mile and a half by one mile, and includes an introduction.


These are the maps for Lancashire:

  • 029.16 Heysham Harbour 1931 - published 2008; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 030.05a Morecambe 1911 - published 1992; intro by Lynn Wilman
  • 030.05b Morecambe 1931 - published 2007; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 030.11 Lancaster 1910 - published 1992; intro by Alan Duckworth
  • 030.15 Lancaster (South) 1910 - published 1993; intro by Alan Duckworth
  • 038.13a Fleetwood 1890 - published 2014; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 038.13b Fleetwood 1910 - published 1987; intro by Martin Ramsbottom
  • 043.05 Rossall 1909 - published 2006; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 043.10 Thornton Cleveleys 1910 - published 2005; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 048.16 Colne (North) 1910 - published 2003; intro by Alan Crosby
  • 051.02 Poulton-le-Fylde 1910 - published 1989; intro by Martin Ramsbottom
  • 056.04 Colne (South) 1910 - publ 2003; intro by Alan Crosby
  • 056.07 Nelson 1910 - publ 2001; intro by Alan Crosby
  • 056.10 Brierfield & Reedley Hallows 1910 - publ 1998; intro by Susan Byrne
  • 056.14 Burnley (NW) 1909 - publ 1998; intro by Jean Siddall
  • 059.13 St Annes-on-the-Sea 1909 - published 1998; intro by Martin Ramsbottom
  • 059.14 Lytham Hall 1908 - published 1998; intro by Martin Ramsbottom
  • 061.09 Preston (West) 1909 - published 1994; intro by Nigel Morgan.
  • 061.10 Central Preston 1909 - published 1993; intro by Nigel Morgan.
  • 063.04 Padiham 1909 - publ 1986; intro by Jean Siddall
  • 063.09 Rishton (West) 1909 - publ 2010; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 063.10 Rishton, Church & Dunkenhalgh Park 1909 - publ 2010; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 063.14 Oswaldtwistle & Church 1909 - published 1990; intro by Alan Duckworth
  • 063.15 Accrington 1909 - publ 1986; intro by Helen Barrett
  • 064.01 Rose Grove, Lowerhouse & Habergham 1909 - publ 1986; intro by Jean Siddall
  • 064.02 Burnley 1910 - publ 1985; intro by Jean Siddall
  • 064.03 Burnley (East) 1909 - publ 1997; intro by Jean Siddall
  • 067.02 Lytham 1908 - published 1997; intro by Martin Ramsbottom
  • 069.06 Lostock Hall & Farington (N) 1909 - published 2005; intro by David Hunt
  • 069.10 Farington (S) & Leyland (N) 1909 - published 2005; intro by David Hunt
  • 069.14 Leyland 1909 - published 2005; intro by David Hunt
  • 071.03 Baxenden & Green Haworth 1909 - publ 1990; intro by Helen Barrett
  • 071.12 Haslingden 1909 - publ 1997; intro by Nick Burton
  • 072.09 Rawtenstall 1908 - publ 1997; intro by Keith Burrows
  • 072.11 Bacup 1909 - publ 1997; intro by Ken Bowden
  • 072.14 Waterfoot 1908 - publ 1998; intro by Keith Burrows
  • 072.15 Stacksteads & Bacup (SW) 1909 - publ 1998; intro by Ken Bowden
  • 077.08 North Chorley 1909 - published 1988; intro by J Heyes
  • 077.12 Chorley 1909 - published 1988, 2nd Edition 2005; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 084.13 Ormskirk (North) 1907 - published 2004; intro by Jennifer lewis
  • 092.01 Ormskirk (South) 1907 - published 2004; intro by Jennifer lewis
  • 092.07 Skelmersdale 1907 - published 2001; intro by Alan Crosby
  • 093.05 Upholland 1907 - publ 2009; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 093.09 Upholland (South) 1907 - publ 2010; intro by Alan Godfrey

    Yorkshire 183.04 Barnoldswick 1907 - publ 2005; intro by Alan Crosby (NB. This town was formerly in Yorkshire but is now in Lancashire)

    See separate pages for Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwn, which are unitary authorities.


    Go to the North West page for separate lists of maps for Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Warrington and the Furness area of Cumbria.


    We also cover the area in our Inch to the Mile maps. These are the principal sheets for the area:

  • 59 Lancaster & District 1896 - published 2008; intro by Paul Hindle. Includes a map of Glasson
  • 66/74 The Fylde & Southport 1896 - published 2005; intro by Alan Godfrey. Includes a map of Knott End
  • 67 Garstang & District 1896 - published 2008; intro by Paul Hindle. Includes a map of Garstang itself
  • 68 Pendle 1896 - published 2000; intro by Paul Hindle. Includes a map of Whalley
  • 75 Ribble Estuary 1901 - published 2000; intro by Alan Crosby. Includes a map of Bamber Bridge.
  • 76 Rossendale 1895 - published 2000; intro by Paul Hindle. Includes a map of Turton Bottoms
  • 83 Formby, Crosby & District 1896 - published 2008; intro by Mike Greatbatch. Includes a map of Little Crosby
  • 84 South Lancashire Coalfield 1907 - published 2000; intro by Alan Crosby. Includes a map of Bryn
  • 85 Manchester & District 1896 - published 1999; intro by Chris Makepeace. Includes a map of Birch

    Follow this link for further details of the Inch to the Mile maps.


    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

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