Old Ordnance Survey Maps of the City of Wakefield MBC


This is our coverage of Wakefield, historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. Wakefield was created a City in 1888 and became a County Borough in 1913. The present Metropolitan Borough was formed in 1974 with the amalgamation of the City of Wakefield, Castleford Borough, Ossett Borough, Pontefract Borough, Featherstone Urban District, Hemsworth Urban District, Horbury Urban District, Knottingley Urban District, Normanton Urban District, Stanley Urban District, Wakefield Rural District, and parts of Hemsworth and Osgoldcross Rural Districts. At the same time it became part of the new West Yorkshire Metropolitan County. Since 1986 it has been a unitary authority.

  • 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. All maps are available from our On-line Mapshop.

  • These are the maps for Wakefield in our Yorkshire series:

  • 234.07 Castleford 1905 - published 1991, intro by Gordon Dickinson
  • 234.11 Castleford (South) 1905 - published 2017; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 234.13 Normanton 1906 - published 1997; intro by John Goodchild
  • 234.16 Pontefract Monkhill 1905 - published 2015; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 235.09 Ferrybridge 1905 - published 1990; intro by John Goodchild
  • 235.13 Ferrybridge (South) 1905 - published 1990; intro John Goodchild
  • 235.14 Knottingley 1905 - published 1990; intro by John Goodchild
  • 247.04 Earlsheaton 1905 - published 2009; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 247.08 Ossett (SW) & Combs 1905 - published 2009; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 248.01 Ossett (North) 1905 - published 2011; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 248.02 Alverthorpe 1905 - published 2012; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 248.03 Wakefield (North) 1890 - published 1987; intro by John Goodchild
  • 248.06 Wakefield (West) 1905 - published 2012; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 248.07 Wakefield (South) 1890 - published 1987; intro by John Goodchild
  • 248.05a Ossett 1890 - published 1989; intro by John Goodchild
  • 248.05b Ossett 1905 - published 2010; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 248.09 Horbury 1905 - published 1996; intro by John Goodchild
  • 249.04a Pontefract 1890 - published 2015; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 249.04b Pontefract 1914 - published 1999; intro by John Goodchild

    The following index map might also be useful: Wakefield index map


    We also publish a series of small scale Inch to the Mile maps covering most of the country. The following is the principal sheet for the Wakefield area:

  • 78 Wakefield & District 1907- published 2000; intro by John Goodchild. Includes a map of Womersley.

    For further details of our One Inch Maps, 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 Yorkshire maps, return to the Yorkshire page
  • You can order maps direct from our On-line Mapshop.
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    The Godfrey Edition / sales@alangodfreymaps.co.uk / 11 April 2017