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 Manchester (East):

  • Lancs 104.12a Openshaw 1905 - published 1987; intro by Chris Makepeace. ISBN.978-0-85054-096-3
  • Lancs 104.12b Openshaw 1916 - published 2015; intro by Chris Makepeace. ISBN.978-1-84784-908-3
  • Lancs 104.12c Openshaw 1933 - published 2016; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-84784-956-4

    We have published three versions of this map, showing how the area changed across the years.

    The maps cover a busy area of east Manchester; the southern part is dominated by railway and engineering works. Coverage stretches from Wellington Street eastward to Edge Lane Mills, and from Cross Street southward to Brunswick Street. Features include Ashbury Railway Carriage Works, Otto Gas Engine Works, Ashbury's GCR Sidings, engine sheds, Gorton Foundry, GCR Locomotive Works, Gorton Brook Chemical Works, Union Iron Works, Gas Plant Works, Ashbury's station, Gorton station. Ashton Old Road runs across the centre of the map and the area north is less developed, with many streets of terraces but also some open land. The Manchester & Ashton Canal is at the top of the map. Other features include Shawcross Mill, St Aidan's church, Belsize Car Works, Shade Hall Farm, Canal Iron Foundry, Victoria Mill, Electric Motor Works, High Bank Mill etc. On the reverse we include extracts from contemporary directories.

    The map links up with sheets 104.08 Manchester Clayton to the north, 104.11 Manchester SE to the west, 105.09 Audenshaw to the east and 104.16 Gorton to the south.


    Follow this link for a complete list of our Manchester or Salford 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 Jan 2016