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 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 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.
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