Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Bradford

  • For the central area of Wakefield we have reprinted some of the very early Five-foot plans. Originally published at a scale of 1:1056 or 5 feet to the mile, we have reduced them in scale to 1:1760 or a Yard to the Mile. The maps, though covering quite a small area, are very detailed, even including the interiors of some public buildings, such as churches. For the urban historian they are perhaps the most fascinating maps ever published by the Ordnance Survey.
  • Each map includes a specially written introduction to the area. Maps can be purchased on our On-line Mapshop where further information about titles is given.

  • Here are the details of large scale plans for Bradford:

  • Bradford 5 Central Bradford (North) 1848-66 - published 2024; intro by Barrie Trinder. ISBN.978-1-78721-740-9
  • Bradford 8 Central Bradford (South) 1848-66 - published 2024; intro by Barrie Trinder. ISBN.978-1-78721-741-6

    These two very detailed maps give excellent coverage of the town centre. The two maps link up with each other.

    Features on Sheet 5 include St Peter's church (later cathedral), Airedale College Chapel, East Brook Chapel, Mechanics Institute, Bradford Canal terminus, Leeds & Bradford railway station (later Forster Sq), Christ Church, part of Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway terminus (later Exchange), Kirkgate, Market Street, Court House etc.

    Features on Sheet 8 include Great Northern station, approaches to Liverpool & Manchester station, Bridge Street with turnpike, Manchester Road, Hall Field, several chapels, worsted mills, etc.

    On the reverse of each we include a 1:500 plan covering part of the area in 1889, together with a 2,000 word introduction to the history of the area.

  • Follow this link for a complete list of our Bradford Series maps. For other information and prices, and other areas, go to The Index Page.
  • This map is taken from the OS 5 foot plan map and reduced to a scale of A Yard to the Mile.' For a full list of maps for England, return to the England page.
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