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.
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  • Here are the details of maps for Birmingham (North):

  • Warwicks Sheet 14.01a Birmingham (North) 1902 - published 2013; intro by Mike Jee. ISBN.978-1-84784-711-9
  • Warwicks Sheet 14.01b Birmingham (North) 1913 - published 1997; intro by John Boynton. ISBN.978-0-85054-905-8

    We have published two versions of this map, showing how the area developed across the years. Each covers the same area in detail, with coverage stretching from Barr Street and Great Hampton Street eastward to Bloomsbury Street, and from Tower Road southward to Great Brook Street. The map includes the Aston New Town area, much of Duddeston, and Gosta Green. It is a map crowded with terraces and back-to-back houses, along with many small iron works and the like.

    Features include the LNWR Aston Goods Branch with goods station and gas works, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, Digbeth Branch canal, tramways and depot, Perryian Pen Works, vinegar brewery, Holt Brewery, Walmer Recreation Ground, Dunlop Rubber Works, Climax Tube Works, Hockley Brook, St George's church, Constitution Hill, St Mary's Ward, Aston Cross, etc. Some of the housing must have been desperately overcrowded.

    On the reverse we include street directory entries for (1902 map) New Town Row and Summer Lane; and (1913 map) Aston Road, Aston Road North, Dartmouth Street, Pritchett Street, Tower Road, Tower Street.

    The map links up with sheets 8.13 Aston Manor to the north, 13.04 Winson Green to the west, 14.02 Saltley to the east and 14.05 Central Birmingham to the south.


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    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 / 27 August 2013