Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Yorkshire

  • 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 Halifax (SW) & Sowerby Bridge

  • Sheet 230.12a Halifax (SW) & Sowerby Bridge 1892 - published 2012; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-84784-637-2
  • Sheet 230.12b Sowerby Bridge 1905 - published 1994; intro by John Hargreaves. ISBN.978-0-85054-674-3

    We have published two versions of this detailed map, showing how the area changed across the years. The 1892 version is in full colour, taken from the beautiful 1st Edition OS handcoloured map. The maps cover the area from Warley Town eastward to King Cross and Queen's Road, and from Gibbet Street southward to Sowerby Bridge.

    Features include Rochdale Canal and Calder & Hebble Navigation with Basin; Canal Mills, Wharf Street with Christ Church, Scar Bottom, Octagon Tower, Washer Lane Dye Works, Pye Nest, Thorn Tree area, King Cross, St Paul's station, Gibraltar area, Dunkirk Mills, Cote Hill, St John's church, Warley Town, Willow Hall Mills, Albert Woollen Mills, Bairstow, Warley House, Cliff Hill, etc. The 1905 version includes tramways. The 1892 version includes 1889 directory extracts for Sowerby Bridge and Warley.


    The map links up with Sheets 230.08 Halifax NW to the north, and 231.09 Halifax South to the east.


    Follow this link for a complete list of our Halifax and Calderdale area maps; or here for the whole Yorkshire series.

    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.

    The Godfrey Edition / godfreyedition@btinternet.com / 3 December 2012