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 Birmingham (West):

  • Warwicks Sheet 13.08a Birmingham (West) 1887 - published 2012; intro by Barrie Trinder. ISBN.978-1-84784-604-4
  • Warwicks Sheet 13.08b Birmingham (West) 1914 - published 2003; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-84151-508-3

    We have published two versions of this busy map, showing how the area changed across the years. Coverage stretches from Rotton Park Reservoir eastward to Bingley Hall and King Alfred's Place, and from Spring Hill southward to Five Ways and Hagley Road.

    The map includes the Ladywood area and has a marked contrast between the cramped streets of terraces and back-to-backs of Ladywood and the more spacious detached houses on the south side of Hagley Road, at the foot of the map. The busy Broad Street area is included. Features include Birmingham Canal, Birmingham Canal (Old Line), various branch canals, LNWR Stour Valley Railway with Monument Lane station, goods stations and engine sheds, Harborne Branch with Icknield Port Road station, tramways, Children's Hospital, Grammar School, Queen's Hospital, Bingley Hall, skating rinks, Assembly Rooms, Prince of Wales Theatre, many engineering works and other workshops, Palace Theatre, St John's church, The Oratory, RC High School, Summerfield Park, schools, Lower Edgbaston Reservoir, etc and much else. On the reverse we include a selection of street directory entries.

    The 1887 version is fully coloured, taken from the beautiful 1st Edition OS handcoloured edition.

    The map links up with sheets 13.04 Winson Green to the north, 14.05 Central Birmingham to the east, 13.12 Edgbaston to the south and Staffordshire sheet 72.07 Bearwood 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 / 14 August 2012