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 Pontefract:

  • Yorks 249.04a Pontefract 1890 - published 2015; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-84784-924-3
  • Yorks 249.04b Pontefract 1914 - published 1999; intro by John Goodchild. ISBN.978-1-84151-118-4

    We have published two versions of this detailed map of Pontefract, showing how the area changed across the years. The 1890 version is in full colour, taken from the 1st Edition OS handcoloured map.

    This is a busy map and the many features include Pontefract Castle, Baghill and Tanshelf stations with track layout and sidings, Horse Fair, Northgate, South Baileygate, Southgate, Button Park, malthouses, Beast Fair, Corn Market, Eagle liquorice works, Workhouse, tramways, All Saints church, Old Castle Brewery, Tanshelf Mill, Barracks, Halfpenny Lane, Marl Pits, Session House. We include extracts from contemporary directories on the reverse..

    The map links up with sheet 234.16 Pontefract Monkhill to the north.


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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 Wakefield 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