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 Oldham:

  • Sheet 97.06a Oldham 1891 - published 2014; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-84784-845-1
  • Sheet 97.06b Oldham 1907 - published 1999; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-84151-068-2

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

    The maps cover the heart of Oldham, with coverage stretching from Westbourne Street eastward to Bleasby Street, and from Cromwell Street northward to Samson Street. The many features include railway with Mumps station, St Mary's church, Market Ground, Market Hall, Coldhurst Hollow, Bank Top, Cold Hurst, Sarah Moor, Oldham Edge, Moorhey, Townfield, Greenacres Moor, St James Mill, Soho Iron Works, Castle Iron Works, tramways, Hartford Old Works, Derker Old Mill, Albany Mills, Granville Mill, Greenbank Mills, Commercial Mills, tramway depot, Glodwick Road station, Hargreaves Spindle Works, Werneth Mill, Summervale Mill, Willowbank Mill, Royal Mill, many other mills, rope works, Oldham Boiler Works etc.

    The map links up with sheets 97.02 Roytonto the north, 97.05 Chadderton to the west, 97.07 Oldham East to the east and 97.10 Oldham 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 Manchester or Oldham 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 / godfreyedition@btinternet.com / 27 August 2015