Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Rochdale MBC


This is our coverage of the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale. This was formed in 1974 with the amalgamation of the County Borough of Rochdale, Heyood Municipal Borough, Middleton Municipal Borough, Littleborough Urban District, Milnrow Urban District and Wardle Urban District. Rochdale then also became part of Greater Manchester.

All maps are available from our On-line Mapshop.

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.


The following Lancashire maps cover the Rochdale MBC area:

  • 81.10 Littleborough 1891 - published 2013; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 81.14 Smithy Bridge 1908 - published 2013; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 88.04 Rochdale West 1908 - published 2002; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 88.07 Heywood North & Hooley Bridge 1908 - published 2006; intro by Paul Hindle
  • 88.08 Rochdale (SW) & Sudden 1908 - published 2007; intro by Paul Hindle
  • 88.10 Heap Bridge 1908 - published 1999; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 88.11 Heywood 1907 - published 2006; intro by Paul Hindle
  • 88.12 Castleton 1908 - published 2007; intro by Paul Hindle
  • 88.16 Hopwood Hall & Thornham 1907 - published 2013; intro by Alan bGodfrey
  • 89.01a Rochdale 1891 - published 2014; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 89.01b Rochdale 1908 - published 2002; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 89.05 Rochdale South 1908 - published 1999; intro by Paul Hindle
  • 96.04 Middleton (North) 1915 - published 2012; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 96.08 Middleton 1915 - published 2011; intro by Alan Godfrey

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

  • 76 Rossendale 1895 - published 2000; intro by Paul Hindle (includes Rochdale and Ramsbottom)
  • 85 Manchester & District 1896 - published 1999; intro by Chris Makepeace (covers Bury and south Rochdale)

    For 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

    You can order maps direct from our On-line Mapshop. They are also available from various local outlets.


    Alan Godfrey Maps, Prospect Business Park, Leadgate, Consett, DH8 7PW. Tel 01207 583388
    The Godfrey Edition / sales@alangodfreymaps.co.uk / 9th Sept 2016