Old Ordnance Survey Maps of North Yorkshire


This is our coverage of North Yorkshire. The present North Yorkshire was formed in 1974, comprising most of the former North Riding, the northern part of the West Riding, and parts of the East Riding. In 1996 the City of York became a unitary authority. Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland, formerly in Cleveland county, were transferred back to North Yorkshire but also became unitary authorities. See their separate pages.

North Yorkshire is now divided into 7 districts for administrative purposes: Craven, Hambleton, Borough of Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Borough of Scarborough, Selby. The county town is Northallerton. Ripon (in Harrogate district) became a city in 1836.

The following titles are all taken from the OS 25" maps and reduced to a scale of approximately 14 inches to the mile. They are extremely detailed, showing individual houses, details such as railway tracks, pathways, pubs, factories and even minutiae such as fountains and signal posts. Each covers an area of a mile and a half by one mile, and includes an introduction. Click on the links below for further details.


These are the maps within the North Yorkshire Council area:

  • 032.07 Whitby 1911 - published 1995; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 037.15 Reeth & Grinton 1910 - published 2006; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 039.09 Richmond (North) 1927 - published 2005; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 039.13 Richmond (South) & Easby 1927 - published 2005; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 045.16 Goathland 1910 - published 2006; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 056.13 Northallerton 1911 - published 2000; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 065.08 Hawes 1910 - published 2004; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 067.03 Castle Bolton, Middleham & Redmire 1910 - published 2004; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 068.06 Leyburn 1911 - published 2004; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 077.16 Scarborough (West) 1910 - published 1995; intro by G C Dickinson
  • 078.13 Scarborough (Central) 1910 - published 1995; intro by G C Dickinson
  • 085.15 Masham 1928 - published 2004; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 087.11 Thirsk 1910 - published 2003; intro by John Griffiths
  • 087.15 Thirsk (South) & Sowerby 1910 - published 2004; intro by John Griffiths
  • 089.11 Helmsley 1910 - published 2007; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 110.04 Filey 1926 - published 2003; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 110.11 Hunmanby 1926 - published 2005; intro by Susan Neave
  • 119.06 Ripon 1908 - published 2001; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 121.11 Easingwold 1910 - published 2014; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 124.06 Malton & Norton 1926 - published 2004; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 138.02 Boroughbridge 1907 - published 2008; intro by John Gough
  • 154.12a Knaresborough 1889 - published 2014; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 154.12b Knaresborough 1909 - published 1990; intro by G C Dickinson
  • 154.14a Harrogate 1890 - published 2015; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 154.14b Harrogate 1908 - published 1990; intro by M W Stray
  • 168.05 Skipton 1907 - published 1999, minor revision 2014; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 183.04 Barnoldswick 1907 - published 2005; intro by Alan Crosby. (NB. This town is now in Lancashire).

    Several small scale 'one inch to the mile' maps also cover parts of the county. Here are the principal sheets for North Yorkshire. For further details, visit the One Inch page.

  • .40 Askrigg, Kirkby Stephen & Upper Swaledale 1904 - published 2008; intro by Barrie Trinder. Includes a map of Askrigg
  • .41 Swaledale 1904 - published 2007; intro by David Butler. Includes a map of Brompton on Swale
  • .42 Northallerton & the Cleveland Hills 1904 - published 2002; intro by Trevor Pearson. Includes a map of Stokesley
  • .43 Grosmont & The North York Moors 1857-65 - published 2009; intro by Alan Godfrey. Includes a map of Grosmont
  • .51 Lower Wensleydale 1904-13 - published 2005; intro by Alan Godfrey. Includes a map of Aysgarth
  • .52 Ripon, Thirsk & District 1911 - published 2008; intro by John Gough. Includes a map of Topcliffe
  • .53 Vale of Pickering 1904 - published 2002; intro by Trevor Pearson. Includes a map of Slingsby
  • .54 Scarborough, Filey & District 1896 - published 2006; intro by Susan Neave. Includes a map of Brompton
  • .55/65 Flamborough Head & Bridlington 1905 - published 2004; intro by Susan Neave. Includes a map of Flamborough
  • .62 Harrogate & District 1911 - published 2007; intro by John Gough. Includes a map of Burton Leonard
  • .63 Vale of York (North) 1913 - published 2007; intro by John Gough. Includes a map of Stamford Bridge
  • .64 Yorkshire Wolds (North) 1905 - published 2002; intro by David & Susan Neave. Includes a map of Wetwang
  • .71 Vale of York (South) 1905-13 - published 2002; intro by David & Susan Neave. Includes a map of Bubwith
  • .72 Yorkshire Wolds (South) 1905 - published 2002; intro by David & Susan Neave. Includes a map of Market Weighton

    Most maps in the Godfrey Edition are taken from the 25 inch to the mile map and reduced to about 15 inches to the mile. They cost just £ 3.00 each (Coloured editions £ 3.50). For a full list of English maps, return to the England page

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