Old OS Town Plans of Manchester
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.
Maps can be purchased on our On-line Mapshop.
Here are the details of maps for Manchester Castlefield:
Manchester Sheet 32 Castlefield 1848 - published 1991; intro by Chris Makepeace. ISBN.978-0-85054-428-2
This extremely detailed map covers the Castlefield area of Manchester, with a smaller area of Salford on the other side of the River Irwell. Coverage stretches from
Crowther Street Salford eastward to Bridgewater Street Manchester, and from Liverpool Road station southward to Great Jackson Street. Features include the River Medlock,
railways (on viaducts) with no stations, Liverpool Road goods station, Bridgewater Canal, Castle Field Wharfs, warehouses, Elm Street Mill, Water Street Dye Works, Sunny Side Mill, Regent Bridge Mill,
Regent Bridge, Hulme & Eccles Trust turnpike with tollgates, stretch of Rochdale Canal, etc. Good busy map for those interested in transport history. On the reverse we include street directory extracts for Chester Road, Liverpool Road, Ordsal Lane, Regent Road.
The map links up with Manchester Sheets 27 New Bailey to the north, 33 Oxford Street to the east and 37 Hulme St Georges to the south.
Follow this link for a complete list of our Manchester Town Plans or here for other maps of Manchester.
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 / email@example.com / 1 Feb 2018