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 Thornhill Lees:

  • Yorkshire Sheet 247.07 Thornhill Lees 1905 - published 2008; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-84784-150-6

    This detailed map covers Thornhill Lees, the industrial village that grew up between Thornhill and Dewsbury. Most of the village is shown, incl Thornhill station, Providence Glass Works, Thornhill Iron Works, Calder & Hebble Canal, Holy Innocents church, Ratcliffe Mills, Kilners Cottages, the marvellous Lees Hall, Hebble Mills, Slaithwaite, Lees Moor, St John the Baptists church. The map extends south to Inghams Pit, east to Thornhill UDC Office, west to Ravensthorpe station. A small portion of Ravensthorpe is shown. In the top right corner we have the Savile Town Glass Works, the Midland Railway shown 'under construction', and the railway carriage works. Directories of Thornhill Lees and Ravensthorpe are included on the reverse.

    The map links up with Sheet 247.03 Dewsbury to the north and 247.06 Mirfield to the west.


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

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