We have published more than 3,000 maps in our series of Old Ordnance Survey Map reprints, with a highly successful series for the Cheshire and Lancashire area. Most maps are taken from the OS 1:2500 (or 25 inch) maps and reduced to about 15 inches to the mile. Each covers an area of a mile and a half by a mile. These show the areas in considerable detail, including individual houses.
For the central area of Stockport we have also reprinted one of the very early Five-foot plans. Originally published at a scale of 1:1056 or 5 feet to the mile, we have reduced them in scale to 1:1760 or a Yard to the Mile. The maps, though covering quite a small area, are wonderfully detailed, showing such features as capstans and mooring posts, lamp-posts, the layouts of back yards, and even the interior of certain buildings such as churches. For the urban historian they are perhaps the most fascinating maps ever published by the Ordnance Survey.
Maps can be purchased on our On-line Mapshop.
Here are the details of maps for Stockport Town Centre:
This wonderfully detailed map covers Stockport town centre, with coverage from Daw Bank eastward to Waterloo Road, and from Wellington Bridge southward to Union Street. Features include much of Wellington Road South, Hillgate, Stockport Sunday School, station, Chester Gate Print Works, Church Gate Mill, Stockport Infirmary, Spring Bank Mill, Grove Works, St Joseph's RC Chapel, Mechanics Institute, Mount Tabor Chapel, Free Grammar School, Tabernacle Chapel, Working Men's Christian Association Chapel, Orchard Street School, St Peter's church, many with interiors mapped. On the reverse we include street directory entries for Duke Street, Fletcher treet, London Place and Square, Lord Street, Middle Hillgate, Ridgway Lane, St Peter's Gate and Waterloo Road.