Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Manchester Gaythorn


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.

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Here are the details of maps for Manchester Gaythorn:

  • Manchester Sheet 33 Manchester (Oxford Street & Gaythorn) 1849 - published 1988; intro by Nick Burton. ISBN.978-0-85054-161-8

    This extremely detailed map covers a busy area of south central Manchester, with coverage stretching from Byrom Street eastward to David Street, and from Peter Street southward to Cambridge Street. Features include the Gaythorn area, Oxford Street, a stretch of the Manchester South Junction & Altrincham Railway with Oxford Road and Knott Mill stations, Manchester Gas Works, Manchester & Salford Junction Canal, River Medlock, St Matthew's church, Hall of Science, Gt Bridgewater Street Chapel, Free Trade Hall (at top of map), Theatre Royal, Museum for Natural History, The Casino, St Peter's church, Concert Hall, Scotch Church, Dacre Mill, Medlock Street Mill, other mills and dye works, Atlas Iron Works, Chepstow Street Mills, Lower Mosley Street area, Oxford Road Twist Company's Mills, David Street Mills, Little Ireland, Rochdale Canal, etc. On the reverse we include a selection of street directory entries, incl David Street, Deansgate, Dickinson Street, Great Bridgewater Street, Lower Mosley Street, Oxford Street.

    The map links up with Manchester Sheets 28 Manchester City Centre to the north, 32 Castlefield to the west, 34 London Road to the east and 38 Hulme to the south.


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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