Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Lancashire

  • 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 Rochdale:

  • Lancs Sheet 89.01 Rochdale 1891 - published 2014, intro. by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-84784-762-1
  • Lancs Sheet 89.01 Rochdale 1908 - published 2002, intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-84151-384-3

    We have published two versions of this map, showing how the area changed across the years. The 1891 version is in full colour, taken from the beautiful 1st Edition OS handcoloured map.

    They cover the central area of Rochdale, and an area to the east. Coverage stretches from Lord Street and St Mary's Gate eastward to Firgrove Bridge, and from Grasmere Street southward to Bilberry Street. The many features include most of the town centre in detail (with all individual buildings shown), St Mary's church, New Market Hall, Butts Mill, Rochdale Bridge, tramways, Town Hall, Broadfield Park, railways (but station is just off to the south), Wardleworth station and part of Facit Branch, Town Head, Public Baths, Croft Mill, Clover Mill, Roach Carriage Works, Belfield Print Works, athletic grounds, Canal Wharf, Belfield, Newbold Brow, Newbold, Waith Lane, St Ann's church, Firgrove Mill, Lowfield Mill with stretch of Rochdale Canal. On the reverse we include various directory extracts.

    The map links up with Lancashire Sheets 88.04 Rochdale West to the west, 89.05 Rochdale South to the south.


    For a limited period the introductory notes to the 1891 map are online here.

    Follow this link for a complete list of our Rochdale or Bury maps.

    You can order maps direct from our On-line Mapshop. For other information and prices, and other areas, go to The Index Page.


    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 the North West, return to the North West page.

    The Godfrey Edition / sales@alangodfreymaps.co.uk / 26 Sept 2016