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 central Birmingham:

  • Warwicks Sheet 14.05a Central Birmingham 1888 - published 2011; intro by Barrie Trinder. ISBN.978-1-84784-492-7
  • Warwicks Sheet 14.05b Central Birmingham 1902 - published 2015; intro by Michael Jee. ISBN.978-1-84784-916-8
  • Warwicks Sheet 14.05c Central Birmingham 1902-11 - published 1989, revised 2001; intro by Richard Abbott. ISBN.978-0-85054-269-1
  • Warwicks Sheet 14.05d Central Birmingham 1913 - published 2015; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-84784-883-3

    We have published four versions of this detailed and busy map, covering the heart of Birmingham, showing how the area changed across the years. Coverage stretches from Summer Row eastward to Watery Lane, and from Prospect Row southward to Moseley Street. Market Hall Ward and St Bartholomew's Ward are included.

    The many features include New Street station, Snow Hill station, Curzon Street Goods station, tramways, General Hospital, Smithfield Market, Midland Railway Goods Depot, St Philip's church, Old Wharf Basin, Town Hall, Central Library, St Mary's church, St Thomas church, Bordesley station, Warwick & Birmingham Canal, Banbury Street Wharf, Deritend, St Martin's church, St Bartholomew's church, Lawley Street Goods station (at edge of map), St Paul's church, many small factories and workshops (eg Looking Glass Manufactory, Carriage Works, Vinegar Brewery etc), streets packed with terraces, back-to-back houses etc. On the reverse of each map we include extracts from a 1907 street directory.

    The 1888 version is Colour-printed, representing the beautiful handcolouring of some 1st Edition OS maps. The 1902-11 map is taken from the interesting Inland Revenue 'Special Edition', basically a 1902 revision with partial revision to 1911.

    The map links up with sheets 14.01 Birmingham North to the north, 13.08 Birmingham West to the west, 14.06 Birmingham East to the east and 14.09 Birmingham South to the south.


    For a limited period the introductory notes to the 1913 map are online here.

    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 / sales@alangodfreymaps.co.uk / 10 August2015