Town/City Maps

The ideal maps for research in heavily populated areas are the 1:1056 (5-foot or 60-inch), the 1:528 (10-foot), or the Godfrey reductions referred to as Large Scale Plans (1 yard to 1 mile). The Godfrey maps at the FHL can be found by typing Alan Godfrey in the Author box of the main menu of the FHL catalog. Narrow down to the maps under the subject of “Old Ordnance Survey Maps” and the name of the town of interest.

Select a City:

Banbury

See volume 1 of the atlas for Historic Towns (FHL Q 942 E2h and BYU Map Collection Quarto G 1814 .A1 H5). Start with the map (1:2500 or 25-inch) for c. 1800. Nonconformist chapels are shown.

Bath

The 25-inch Ordnance Survey map for Georgian Bath is at BYU. (Map Case G 5754 .B3 1750 .G7x)

Berwick-Upon-Tweed

A reprint of Wood’s 1822 map that includes nonconformist chapels is in both libraries. (FHL Map Case 942.82/B1 E7p and BYU Map File G 5754 .B375 1822 .W66x 1992)

Birmingham

The 25-inch Ordnance Survey map is on-line at British History.

Bradford

1876, Milnes’ map including nonconformist chapels is for the center of town on a 29-inch scale. (FHL Map Case 942.74/B1 E7b, no. 6)

1802, Johnson’s map is on a 20-inch scale. (FHL Map Case 942.74/B1 E7b, no. 2)

Bristol

c. 1820, see volume 2 of the atlas for Historic Towns (FHL Q 942 E2h and BYU Map Collection Quarto G 1814 .A1 H5). Use the 1:2500 or 25-inch map that includes nonconformists.

1773, facsimile of Donn’s map at a reduced scale, but includes nonconformists (FHL Map Case 942.41/B2 E7d).

Cambridge

c. 1800, see volume 2 of the atlas for Historic Towns (FHL Q 942 E2h and BYU Map Collection Quarto G 1814 .A1 H5). Use the 1:2500 or 25-inch map that includes nonconformists.

Chester

The 25-inch Ordnance Survey map is on-line at British History.

Chichester

The 25-inch Ordnance Survey map is on-line at British History.

See Sussex under Historic County Maps.

Colchester

The 25-inch Ordnance Survey map is on-line at British History.

See Essex under Historic County Maps.

Coventry

The 25-inch Ordnance Survey map is on-line at British History.

c. 1750, see volume 2 of the atlas for Historic Towns (FHL Q 942 E2h and BYU Map Collection Quarto G 1814 .A1 H5). Use the 1:2500 or 25-inch map that includes nonconformists.

Durham

The 25-inch Ordnance Survey map is on-line at British History.

Gloucester

c. 1800, see volume 1 of the atlas for Historic Towns (FHL Q 942 E2h and BYU Map Collection Quarto G 1814 .A1 H5). Use the 1:2500 or 25-inch map that includes nonconformists.

Hereford

c. 1800, see volume 1 of the atlas for Historic Towns (FHL Q 942 E2h and BYU Map Collection Quarto G 1814 .A1 H5). Use the 1:2500 or 25-inch map that includes nonconformists.

Leeds

1890, Bacon’s map includes nonconformists. The one at the FHL is on a 7-inch scale and may be based on Bacon’s 1883 map. (FHL Map Case 942.74/L1 E7bac) (BYU Map Case G 5754 .L4 1890 .B3) See York under Historic County Maps.

Lichfield

The 25-inch Ordnance Survey map is on-line at British History.

Liverpool

The 25-inch Ordnance Survey map is on-line at British History.

1888, Bacon’s map includes nonconformists and has a street index on the back. (BYU Map Case G 5754 .L5 1888 .B3)

1823-24, Swire’s map shows the location of nonconformist chapels by a number from the key on the right. The scale is small and the reprint at BYU is easier to use. (FHL 942.72/L1 E7swi and BYU Map Case G 5754 .L6 1824 .S8x)

1785, Lewis’ map has a scale of 150 yards to the inch. It shows the names of owners of fields surrounding the city. (FHL 942.72/L1 E4L)

London

see London Maps.

Manchester

The 25-inch Ordnance Survey map is on-line at British History.

1848, 6-inch that includes environs (FHL 942.72 E7s X Large Folio)

1832, Thornton’s map is a 20-inch scale but slightly reduced at reprinting. (FHL Map Case 942.72 E7ba)

1824, Swire’s map shows the location of nonconformist chapels by a number from the key on the right. (BYU Map Case G 5754 .M3 1824 .B3x)

1794, Green’s plan is on a 25-inch scale (FHL Q 942.72 E7gw)

Digital Archives has CD-ROMs for sale of the 5-foot map of Manchester and Salford (1844-49), Adshead’s 80-inch map of the wards in 1851 with a street index, Green’s plan for 1794 and other 18th century maps going back to 1741 at Digital Archives.

Newcastle Upon Tyne

The 25-inch Ordnance Survey map is on-line at British History.

Norwich

1830, Willard’s plan is 27-inch and comes in 4 parts. (FHL Map Case 942.61/N1 E7p)

c. 1789, see volume 2 of the atlas for Historic Towns (FHL Q 942 E2h and BYU Map Collection Quarto G 1814 .A1 H5). Use the 1:2500 or 25-inch map that includes nonconformists.

Nottingham

c. 1800, see volume 1 of the atlas for Historic Towns (FHL Q 942 E2h and BYU Map Collection Quarto G 1814 .A1 H5). Use the 1:2500 or 25-inch map that includes nonconformists.

Oxford

The 25-inch Ordnance Survey map is on-line at British History.

Portsmouth

The 25-inch Ordnance Survey map is on-line at British History.

Also see Atlas of Portsmouth (FHL Q 942.27 E7p)

Reading

c. 1800, see volume 1 of the atlas for Historic Towns (FHL Q 942 E2h and BYU Map Collection Quarto G 1814 .A1 H5). Use the 1:2500 or 25-inch map that includes nonconformists.

Salisbury

The 25-inch Ordnance Survey map is on-line at British History.

c. 1800, see volume 1 of the atlas for Historic Towns (FHL Q 942 E2h and BYU Map Collection Quarto G 1814 .A1 H5). Use the 1:2500 or 25-inch map that includes nonconformists.

Sheffield

1832, Tayler’s map is about 200 yards to 1 mile and gives nonconformists. (FHL Map Case 942.74/S1 E7t)

1736, Gosling’s plan at 440 yards to 1 mile includes nonconformists. (FHL Map Case 942.74/S1 E7g)

Also see York under Historic County Maps.

Southampton

The 25-inch Ordnance Survey map is on-line at British History.

Winchester

The 25-inch Ordnance Survey map is on-line at British History.

Wolverhampton

See Mapping the Past: Wolverhampton, 1577-1986 (FHL 942.46/W5 E7m)

Worcester

The 25-inch Ordnance Survey map is on-line at British History.

York

The 25-inch Ordnance Survey map is on-line at British History.



Note: John Speed’s 17th century maps of towns and cities is on-line at John Speed. Some other maps for towns will be found with their respective counties under Historic County Maps. For other maps at the FHL pertinent to your research, search their listing of "Rural & City Maps" at Family Search. A transcript of the same material will be found in two 3-ring binders near the British Reference Desk (942 E73c 1998, parts 1-2). To find other maps on the web, start with Gen Maps and Map History.

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