Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Kirklees


We have very good coverage for Kirklees Metropolitan Borough, which was formed in 1974 from the Dewsbury and Huddersfield County Boroughs, Batley and Spenborough Municipal Boroughs, and Colne Valley, Denby Dale, Heckmondwike, Holmfirth, Kirkburton, Meltham and Mirfield Urban Districts.

The following titles are all taken from the OS 25" maps and reduced to a scale of approximately 14 inches to the mile. 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. All maps are available from our On-line Mapshop.


Here are the details of maps for central Huddersfield:

  • Yorkshire Sheet 246.15a Central Huddersfield 1889 - published 2011; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-84784-472-9 Coloured Edition
  • Yorkshire Sheet 246.15a Central Huddersfield 1905 - published 1990; intro by G C Dickinson. ISBN.978-0-85054-433-6

    We have published 2 versions of this map, showing how the area developed across the years. The 1889 version is in full colour.

    These detailed and busy maps cover the central area of Huddersfield. Coverage stretches from Crosland Moor Bottom and Gledholt Junction eastward to Storths and Longley Hall, and from St Stephens Street northward to Fitzwilliam Street. Features include the station, River Colne, Longley Park, Huddersfield Canal, Rashcliffe, Greenhead Park, Paddock Foot, Lower Fold, Seed Hill, Exchange, St Paul's church, Kings Mills, Folly Hall, Infirmary, Market Hall, tramways, St Peter's church, Color Works, Water Royd Mills, Gledholt, Springdale Mills and many other mills, making this a map of great interest. Engels in the 1840s thought Huddersfield "the most beautiful of the factory towns of Lancashire and Yorkshire". The 1889 map includes street directory entries for Folly Hall, John William Street, King Street, Manchester Street, Market Place and Street, Station Street, Upperhead Row. Th 1905 version also has a selection of street directory entries.

    The 1889 version is our first colour printed map in Yorkshire and is taken from the beautiful hand-coloured 1st Edition.

    The map links up with sheet 246.11 Huddersfield North to the north, 246.14 Huddersfield West to the west, 246.16 Huddersfield East to the east and 260.03 Huddersfield South to the south.


    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. Follow this link for a complete list of our Kirklees maps; or here for the whole Yorkshire series.

    Alan Godfrey Maps, Prospect Business Park, Leadgate, Consett, Co Durham, DH8 7PW / sales@alangodfreymaps.co.uk / 20 Sept 2016