Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Birmingham

  • These detailed maps normally cover an area of about one and a half miles by one mile. Each map includes an introduction.
  • They are available through our On-line Mapshop

  • Here are the details of maps for Hockley & Birmingham NW:

  • Warwicks Sheet 13.04a Winson Green & Hockley 1888 - published 2012; intro by Barrie Trinder. ISBN.978-1-84784-630-3
  • Warwicks Sheet 13.04b Winson Green & Hockley 1903 - published 1988; intro by John Maddison. ISBN.978-0-85054-208-0

    We have published two versions of this busy map, showing how the area changed across the years.

    The maps cover the busy Winson Green area of north west Birmingham, including parts of Hockley, Gib Heath and Brookfields. Coverage stretches from Winson Street eastward to Hockley Hill and from Charleville Road southward to Spring Hill. The many features include Winson Green Prison (left blank for security reasons), City Lunatic Asylum, Workhouse and Infirmary, Atlas Works, General Cemetery, Warstone Lane Cemetery, Birmingham Canal, Birmingham Canal (Old Line), GWR railway with Soho station, Hockley station, goods stations, Hockley goods yard; LNWR railway incl Winson Green station, Soho Junction; tramways and depot, Soho Pool Wharf, St Chrysostom's church, Time Watch Works, The Mint, disinfecting station, many schools, many streets of mostly terraced housing, many small works, Soho Hill Chapel etc. We include a selection of street directory entries on the reverse of each map.

    The map links up with sheets 7.16 Handsworth to the north, 14.01 Birmingham North to the east, 13.08 Birmingham West to the south; and Staffordshire sheet 72.03 Smethwick to the west.


    For a full list of maps of Warwickshire, please go to the Birmingham page or (for areas outside Birmingham) to the Warwickshire page.

    You can order maps direct from our On-line Mapshop. For other information and prices, and other areas, go to The Index Page.


    Maps in the Godfrey Edition are taken from the 25 inch to the mile map and reduced to about 15 inches to the mile. For a full list of maps for England, return to the England page.

    Alan Godfrey Maps, Prospect Business Park, Leadgate, Consett, Co Durham, DH8 7PW / godfreyedition@btinternet.com / 21 November 2012