Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Leeds
For the central area of Leeds we have reprinted some of the very early Five-foot plans. Originally published at a scale of
1:1056 or 5 feet to the mile, we have reduced them in scale to 1:1760 or a Yard to the Mile. The maps, though covering quite a small area, are
wonderfully detailed, showing such features as
capstans and mooring posts, lamp-posts, the layouts of back yards, and even the interior of certain buildings such as churches. For the urban historian they are
perhaps the most fascinating maps ever published by the Ordnance Survey.
Each map includes a specially written introduction to the area. Maps can be purchased on our
where further information about titles is given.
Here are the details of maps for Leeds (Stations):
Leeds 14 Leeds (Stations) 1847-63 - published 2005; intro by John Gough. ISBN.978-1-84151-824-4
This wonderfully detailed map will be of especial interest to transport historians. The River Aire and Leeds & Liverpool Canal run through the map, which also includes major sections of both the
Midland and Great Northern Railways. Railway features include Wellington station and approaches, most of Central station and approaches, Midland Railway engine house, all in detail with tracks, signal posts, mile posts etc.
Canal information includes Canal Basin and warehouses, The Hol Beck. On roads the toll gates on White Hall Road and Victoria Road are shown. Other features include Monk Bridge Iron Works, Marshall's Mill, Water Hall Mill,
White Hall Works, Britannia Mills, Little Neville Street. On the reverse we include directory information re mail coaches etc.
The map links up with Sheets 10 Leeds Town Hall to the north and 15 Leeds Lower Briggate to the east.
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This map is taken from the OS '60 Inches to the Mile' map and reduced to a scale of '36 Inches to the Mile'
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