Old Ordnance Survey Inch to the Mile Maps

  • These maps normally cover an area of about 18 miles by 12 miles and are especially good at showing railways, roads and canals, and at giving a broad view of a wider area. Each includes an introduction and a more detailed map of a small town or village. They are available through our On-line Mapshop

  • Here is information about Sheet 85:

  • One Inch Sheet 85 Manchester & District 1896 - published 1999; intro by Chris Makepeace. ISBN.978-1-84151-126-9

    This Inch to the Mile map is the perfect accompaniment to the growing series of detailed, large-scale maps we are publishing for the Manchester area, for it helps to put them into context, and shows how one town relates to another, and how the railways, many long since closed, linked different communties together. It covers Manchester and the area to the north. Coverage stretches from Tyldesley eastward to Stalybridge, and from Bury southward to Levenshulme and Hyde. Apart from Manchester itself, major towns covered include Bolton, Bury, Oldham and Salford, and numerous other smaller towns are included, as listed below. The southern part of Rochdale is also shown. On the reverse we include a detailed map of the village of Birch. Although the map is predominantly Lancashire, small areas of Yorkshire and Cheshire creep in at the eastern edge.

    It is not possible to list the many hamlets, farmsteads and other topographical features shown on these maps. However, you may find it useful if we list the towns and principal villages or church parishes that are included on this map. Links are given for those for which detailed large-scale maps are also available.

  • Cheshire: Hyde, Newton, Stalybridge.
  • Lancashire: Ainsworth, Alt, Ashton under Lyme, Astley, Barton upon Irwell, Blackley, Bolton, Bradshaw, Breightmet, Bury, Castleton, Chadderton, Clifton with Salwick, Darcy Lever, Denton, Droylsden, Eccles, Failsworth, Farnworth, Flixton, Gorton, Halliwell, Haughton, Heywood, Hurst, Kearsley, Levenshulme, Little Hulton, Little Lever, Manchester, Middleton, Milnrow, Moston, Oldham, Prestwich, Radcliffe, Royton, Salford, Stretford, Swinton, Tottington, Tyldesley, Urmston, Walkden, Worsley.

    Index maps are available showing the areas covered by the Inch to the Mile maps. Go to This page

    You can order maps direct from our On-line Mapshop. For a full list of Inch to the Mile maps go to the Inch to the Mile page, where you will also find details of prices. For information on the rest of the series, go to The Index Page.

    Alan Godfrey Maps, Prospect Business Park, Leadgate, Consett, Co Durham, DH8 7PW / sales@alangodfreymaps.co.uk / 16 April 2011