Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Oldham


This is our coverage of Oldham. Oldham itself is historically in Lancashire and was made a municipal borough in 1849 and a county borough in 1889. The present Oldham Metropolitan Borough was created in 1974 with the amalgamation of the County Borough of Oldham with Chadderton Urban District, Crompton Urban District, Failsworth Urban District, Lees Urban District and Royton Urban District, all in Lancashire, plus Saddleworth Urban District from the West Riding of Yorkshire. At the same time it became one of the ten metropolitan boroughs in the new metropolitan county of Greater Manchester. It is now a unitary authority.

All maps are available from our On-line Mapshop.

The following titles are 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.


  • 89.14 Shaw & Crompton 1907 - published 2014; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 96.04 Middleton (North) 1915 - published 2012; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 96.08 Middleton 1915 - published 2011; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 97.01 North Chadderton & SW Royton 1932 - published 2008; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 97.02 Royton 1932 - published 2008; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 97.05 Chadderton 1907 - published 2000; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 97.06a Oldham 1891 - published 2014; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 97.06b Oldham 1907 - published 1999; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 97.07 Oldham East 1907 - published 1999; intro by Neil Barrow
  • 97.09 Oldham SW 1916 - published 2001; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 97.10 Oldham South 1906 - published 1998; intro by Kevin McPhillips
  • 97.11 Lees 1906 - published 1999; intro by Neil Barrow
  • 97.12 Lydgate, Roaches & Quick 1906 - published 2000; intro by Neil Barrow
  • 97.13 Failsworth & Hollinwood 1932 - published 2007; intro by Chris Makepeace
  • 97.14 Bardsley 1906 - published 2001; intro by E A Rose

    Click on the thumbnail right for an index map for the Manchester area maps in our Lancashire series.


    We also publish a series of smaller scale Inch to the Mile maps. Much of the area is covered by the following map:

  • 85 Manchester & District 1896 - published 1999; intro by Chris Makepeace

    For full details of this series visit the One Inch page.


    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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