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 central Manchester:
This extremely detailed map covers a central area of Manchester, including streets such as Deansgate, Bridge Street, John Dalton Street, King Street, Mosley Street and Market Street. Coverage stretches from Gartside Street eastward to High Street, and from Blackfriars Street southward to Peter Street. Major features include St Mary's church, Deansgate Shambles, St John's church, Tabernacle, New Jerusalem church, St Anne's church, Friends Meeting House, Town Hall, The Exchange, Manchester Mechanics Institution, Manchester Royal Institution, Post Office, The Union Club, The Portico, St James church etc. On the reverse we include street directory extracts, including Brazenose Street, Bridge Street, Cross Street, Deansgate, John Dalton Street, Market Street
The map links up with Manchester Sheets 23 Manchester Victoria to the north, 27 New Bailey to the west, 29 Manchester Piccadilly to the east and 33 Oxford Street to the south.
Follow this link for a complete list of our Manchester or Salford Series 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 Lancashire, return to the North West page.The Godfrey Edition / firstname.lastname@example.org / 1 Feb 2011