Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Wigan


This is our coverage of Wigan. Wigan, historically in Lancashire, was a Borough in the 13th century and was made a County Borough in 1889; it annexed Pemberton Urban District in 1904. Leigh became a County Borough in 1899. The current Wigan Metropolitan Borough was created in 1974 with the amalgamation of Leigh County Borough, Wigan County Borough, Abram Urban District, Aspull Urban District, Atherton Urban District, Hindley Urban District, Ince-in-Makerfield Urban District, Orrell Urban District, Standish Urban District, together with parts of Ashton-in-Makerfield, Billinge & Winstanley, and Golborne Urban Districts, and some parishes from Wigan Rural District. At the same time it became part of the new Greater Manchester Metropolitan County. It is now a unitary authority.

All maps are available from our On-line Mapshop.

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. Click on the links below for further details.


These are the maps for Wigan in our Lancashire series:

  • 85.11 Standish 1908 - publ 2011; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 85.12 Red Rock n& Worthington Lakes 1908 - published 2013; intro by Derrick Pratt
  • 85.15 Standish (Boar's Head) 1907 - publ 2011; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 85.16 Haigh Hall 1907 - publ 2012; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 86.09 Blackrod 1907 - published 2013; intro by Derrick Pratt
  • 86.13 Haigh & Aspull Moor 1907 - publ 2011; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 86.14 Hilton House 1907 - published 2013; intro by Derrick Pratt
  • 93.03 Wigan (NW) 1907 - publ 2006; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 93.02 Gathurst & Crooke 1907 - publ 2009; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 93.03 Wigan (NW) 1907 - publ 2006; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 93.04 Wigan North 1907 - published 2002; introduction by Alan Godfrey
  • 93.05 Upholland 1907 - publ 2009; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 93.06 Orrell Post & Kitt Green 1907 - publ 2010; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 93.07 Wigan West 1908 - publ 1988, 2nd Ed 2007; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 93.08a Wigan 1907 - publ 1988, 2nd Ed 2007; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 93.08b Wigan 1928 - publ 2007; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 93.09 Upholland (South) 1907 - publ 2010; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 93.10 Lamberhead Green & Orrell Mount 1907 - publ 2009; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 93.11a Pemberton 1907 - publ 2000; intro by Paul Hindle
  • 93.11b Pemberton 1927 - publ 2010; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 93.12a Ince in Makerfield 1907 - publ 2012; intro by Derrick Pratt
  • 93.12b Ince in Makerfield 1927 - publ 2001; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 93.14 Winstanley 1907 - publ 2009; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 93.15 Wigan (Marus Bridge) 1907 - publ 2009; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 93.16 Ince Moss 1907 - publ 2001; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 94.01 Aspull (South) 1928 - publ 2011; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 94.05 Kirkless & Hindley Hall 1907 - publ 2001; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 94.06 Hart Common & Dobb Brow 1907 - published 2013; intro by Derrick Prat
  • 94.09 Hindley 1907 - publ 2001; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 94.10 Hindley Green (North) 1907 - publ 2001; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 94.11 Daisy Hill & Bag Lane 1907 - publ 2015; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 94.12 Atherton (NE) 1907 - publ 2009; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 94.13 Platt Bridge & Bickershaw Lane 1906 - publ 2002; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 94.14 Hindley Green 1906 - publ 2010; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 94.15 Atherton SW & Howe Bridge 1906 - published 2003; intro by Paul Hindle
  • 94.16 Tyldesley & Atherton (SE) 1905 - publ 2003; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 95.13 Cleworth Hall 1907 - published 2007; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 101.04 Bamfurlong & Bryn Gates 1906 - publ 2005; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 101.07 Ashton in Makerfield 1906 - publ 2004; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 101.08 Ashton in Makerfield (E) & Edge Green 1906 - publ 2004; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 101.11 Haydock (North) 1906 - publ 2010; intro by Kay Parrott
  • 101.12 Haydock Park 1906 - publ 2010; intro by Kay Parrott
  • 101.16 Newton-le-Willows 1906 published 2013; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 102.01 Abram 1906 published 2013; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 102.02 Westleigh 1905 - publ 2012; intro by Derrick Pratt
  • 102.03a Leigh North 1892 - publ 2013; intro by Derrick Pratt
  • 102.03b Leigh North 1905 - publ 1990; intro by Nick Burton
  • 102.07a Leigh South 1892 - publ 2013; intro by Derrick Pratt
  • 102.07b Leigh South 1905 - publ 1990; intro by Nick Burton
  • 102.09 Golborne 1906 published 2013; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 103.01 Boothstown & Astley Green 1904 - publ 2005; intro by Alan Godfrey

    You might find this original Ordnance Survey Index map useful as an approximate guide to coverage.


    There is also a one inch to the mile map covering the wider area:

  • 84 South Lancashire Coalfield 1907 - published 1999; Introduction by Alan Crosby.

    For further details of our Inch to the Mile maps go to 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 English maps, return to the England page

    You can order maps direct from our On-line Mapshop. They are also available from various local outlets.


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    The Godfrey Edition / sales@alangodfreymaps.co.uk / 17 Sept 2016