Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Manchester London Rd

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 Manchester London Rd:

  • Manchester Sheet 34 Manchester London Rd - published 1988; intro by Chris Makepeace. ISBN.978-0-85054-307-0

    This extremely detailed map covers a busy area of south central Manchester, with coverage stretching from Brook Street eastward to Mayfield Street, and from Sheffield Street southward to Russell Street. The main feature is London Road (today Piccadilly) station shown in detail, plus a stretch of the Manchester South Junction & Altrincham Railway. Other features include Ardwick Bridge Chemical Works, River Medlock, Hanover Mill, Old Garratt Dye Works, New Garratt Print Works, St Augustine's RC church, Rochdale Canal, St George's Foundry, Banktop Canal Wharf, Charles Street Bridge, Grosvenor Street Chapel, Manchester & Buxton turnpike trust, London Road area, Mayfield Print Works, Ardwick Dye Works, Chapel Field Dye Works, St Thomas church etc. On the reverse we include an Inch to the Mile map for the central Manchester area c.1910, plus street directory entries for Brook Street, London Road and Travis Street.

    The map links up with Manchester Sheets 29 Manchester Piccadilly to the north, 33 Oxford Street to the west, 35 Upper Ardwick to the east and 39 Chorlton on Medlock 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 / godfreyedition@btinternet.com / 1 Feb 2011