Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Salford (South)


We have published more than 2,500 maps in our series of Old Ordnance Survey Map reprints, with a highly successful series for Lancashire, including Manchester. 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 a few areas of Liverpool and Manchester 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 quite 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 Salford (South):

  • Manchester & Salford Sheet 28 New Bailey & Ordsall Lane 1848 - published 1988; intro by Nick Burton. ISBN.978-0-85054-148-9

    This extremely detailed map covers a major area of south Salford, together with a small portion of Manchester. Coverage stretches from Oldfield Road eastward to Young Street, and from White Cross Bank southward to Charles Street. The most notable feature on the map is the New Bailey Prison, shown in considerable detail, including chapel, vagrant wards, lockup wards, Males Refractory Cells etc. (For clarity we also include this section at a larger scale on the reverse.) Other features include Salford station, Irwell Street Chapel, stretches of LYR and LNWR railways with Ordsall Lane Works and engine sheds, Ordsall Lane Mill, Salford Royal Dispensary, section of Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal, Stanley Street Coal Wharfs, River Irwell with riverside warehouses, etc. We also include a few street directory entries on the reverse, including Irwell Street, New Bailey Street, Oldfield Road, Water Street.

    The map links up with Manchester Sheets 22 Salford Adelphi to the north, 28 Manchester City Centre to the east and 32 Castlefield to the south.


    Follow this link for a complete list of our Manchester or Salford Series maps.

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    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 Lancashire, return to the North West page.

    The Godfrey Edition / godfreyedition@btinternet.com / 1 Feb 2011