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 Gorton:

  • Lancs 104.16a Gorton & Belle Vue 1905 - published 1986; intro by Chris Makepeace. ISBN.978-0-85054-846-4
  • Lancs 104.16b Gorton & Belle Vue 1916 - published 2015; intro by Chris Makepeace. ISBN.978-1-84784-917-5
  • Lancs 104.16c Gorton & Belle Vue 1933 - published 2015; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-84784-939-7

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

    These detailed maps cover the area of SE Manchester around Belle Vue, extending eastward to Gorton. Coverage stretches from Slade Lane eastward to Hyde Road station, and from Hector Street northward to Great Jackson Street. Features include Belle Vue Zoological Gardens, Nutsford Vale, St Cyprian's church, Kirkmanshulme House, football ground, Imperial Brewery, tramways, Tarpaulin Works, sewage works, Catsknowl, Gorton Park, railway stretches with Belle Vue station, St Philip's church, Unitarian church, Rider Brow, Spring Hill Farm, Sunny Brow Park, St James church, Gorton Mills, Victoria Works etc. We include extracts from early street directories on the reverse of each map.

    The map links up with sheets 104.12 Openshaw to the north, 104.15 Victoria Park to the west, 105.13 Denton West to the east and 111.04 Levenshulme 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 / 20 November 2015