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 86:

  • One Inch Sheet 86 The Dark Peak 1908-13 - published 1999; intro by Chris Makepeace. ISBN.978-1-84151-265-5

    This Inch to the Mile map covers the area from Mossley and Delph eastward to Penistone, and from Honley southward to Glossop. Author David Hey describes the area, much of it part of the Dark Peak, as "a true wilderness that is transformed in summer when the purple heather is in bloom, bilberries are ripe and the rocks glint and sparkle in the sun". The Great Central Railway, with its long Woodhead Tunnel, runs through the map. In the north west is Saddleworth Moor, while the map also includes Holmfirth, made famous through Last of the Summer Wine. On the reverse we include a detailed map of Honley, including Upper and Lower Thirstin and Fisher Green. Most of the main map is Yorkshire, but there are also small sections of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Lancashire.

    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: Hattersley, Hollingworth, Tintwistle.
  • Derbyshire: Glossop.
  • Lancashire: Mossley.
  • Yorkshire: Austonley, Cartworth, Clayton West, Farnley, Fulstone, Hepworth, Holme, Holmfirth, Honley, Ingbirchworth, Kirkbuton, Langsett, Marsden, Meltham, Netherthong, Penistone, Saddleworth, Scholes, Shelley, Shepley, Skelmanthorpe, South Crosland, Thurlstone, Upperthong, Wooldale.

    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