Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Leeds (Briggate)

We have published more than 2,400 maps in our series of Old Ordnance Survey Map reprints, with a highly successful series for Yorkshire, including Leeds. Most maps are taken from the OS 1:2500 (or 25 inch) maps and reduced to about 15 inches to the mile. Each covers an area of a mile and a half by a mile. These show the areas in considerable detail, including individual houses.

For the central area of Leeds we have also 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.

Our reprints are neatly folded and each includes a specially written introduction to the area. Maps can be purchased on our On-line Mapshop where further information about titles is given. Or visit The Index Page for a full list to the series and details of Prices.

Here are the details of maps for Leeds (Lower Briggate):

  • Leeds 15 Leeds (Lower Briggate & Riverside) 1847 - published 2005; intro by G C Dickinson. ISBN.978-1-84151-801-5

    This wonderfully detailed map covers the area around Lower Briggate and extends across the River Aire to show Meadow Lane, Bridge End, South Brooke Street and Wilson Street. Major features include St Peter's church, Christ Church, Salem Chapel, Friends Meeting House, White Cloth Hall, Leeds Bridge, Crown Point Bridge, Aire & Calder Dock, Boar Lane, warehouses, The Calls, Kirkgate, South Market and much more. On the reverse we include a selection of street directory entries, incl Boar Lane, Briggate, Call Lane, East Street, Kirkgate.

    The map links up with Sheets 11 Leeds Headrow to the north, 14 Leeds Lower Stations to the west and 19 Pottery Field to the south.

    Follow this link for a complete list of our Leeds Series maps.

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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' For a full list of maps for England, return to the England page.

    Alan Godfrey Maps, Prospect Business Park, Leadgate, Consett, Co Durham, DH8 7PW / godfreyedition@btinternet.com / 3 Jan 2011