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Map resources

Map resources at Lancaster University Library

Lancaster historic maps

 

The following maps have been scanned from the Lancaster University Library Map Collection (unless otherwise stated). The jpeg images may be reduced to fit the screen and can usually be enlarged, depending on your browser. Please use the PDF version if you wish to obtain a printed copy.

Warning: File sizes for some maps may be large. 


The Ordnance Survey maps are A3 sections scanned from a larger sheet. In some cases, full sheets are available via the Lancashire County Council website at http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/environment/oldmap/index.asp

You are welcome to use the Lancaster University Library maps for personal, educational or research purposes. They must not be used for commercial purposes without the permission of Lancaster University Library.


 

Lancaster - detailed street plans & maps
1684
Kenneth Docton. Lancaster 1684.
(Reconstruction of Lancaster in 1684 from Towneley map)
Reproduced courtesy of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire
Reconstruction of Lancaster in 1684 from Towneley map
Docton Lancaster - jpg
Docton Lancaster - PDF
1778
Stephen Mackreth. Plan of the town of Lancaster.
Stephen Mackreth. Plan of the town of Lancaster
Mackreth Lancaster - jpg
Mackreth Lancaster - PDF
1807
Christopher Clark. A plan of the town of Lancaster.
Reproduced courtesy of Lancaster Museum, from a Lancaster Museum reprint.
Christopher Clark. A plan of the town of Lancaster
Clark Lancaster - jpg
Clark Lancaster - PDF
1821
Jonathan Binns. Map of the town and castle of Lancaster.
With inset: Speed’s map of Lancaster, 1610.
Jonathan Binns. Map of the town and castle of Lancaster.
Binns Lancaster - jpg
1824
Edward Baines. Plan of Lancaster.
From: Baines’ history, directory and gazetteer of the county palatine of Lancaster.
Edward Baines. Plan of Lancaster.
Baines Lancaster - jpg
Baines Lancaster - A4 PDF
Baines Lancaster - A3 PDF
1844/45 survey; published 1848
Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. 1st edition. (Sheet 30.)
Central Lancaster section.
(Reproduced from 1848 Ordnance Survey® map)
 
Sheet via Lancashire County Council website
O.S. Lancaster 1844/45
O.S. 6in Lancaster - jpg
O.S. 6in Lancaster - A4 PDF
O.S. 6in Lancaster - A3 PDF
Centre only - jpg
Centre only - A4 PDF
Centre only - A3 PDF
1846
Ordnance Survey 5 foot plan of Lancaster.
Central Lancaster section.
(Reproduced from 1846 Ordnance Survey® map)
O.S. Lancaster 1846
O.S. 5 foot Lancaster - jpg
Centre only - jpg
Lancaster Castle - jpg
1852
Ordnance Survey 1 inch map. 1st edition. (Sheet 91)
(Reproduced from 1852 Ordnance Survey® map)
O.S. Lancaster 1852
O.S. 1in Lancaster - jpg
O.S. 1in Lancaster - PDF
1877
Harrison & Hall. Plan of the Town and Castle of Lancaster.
Reproduced courtesy of Andrew White. From : White, Andrew. Lancaster : a history. Chichester : Phillimore, 2003.
Harrison & Hall Lancaster 1877
Harrison & Hall Lancaster - jpg
Harrison & Hall Lancaster - PDF
1891 survey; published 1895
Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. 1st revision. (Sheet XXX.)
Central Lancaster section.
(Reproduced from 1895 Ordnance Survey® map)
O.S. Lancaster 1891
O.S. 6in Lancaster - jpg
O.S. 6in Lancaster - A4 PDF
O.S. 6in Lancaster - A3 PDF
1890 survey; published 1893
Ordnance Survey 25 inch plan. 1st edition. (Sheet XXX.11)
Central Lancaster section.
(Reproduced from 1893 Ordnance Survey® map)   
O.S. Lancaster 1890
O.S. 25in Lancaster - jpg
O.S. 25in Lancaster - PDF
1910 survey revised; published 1913
Ordnance Survey 25 inch plan. (Sheet XXX.11)
Central Lancaster section.
(Reproduced from 1913 Ordnance Survey® map)
O.S. Lancaster 1913
O.S. 25in Lancaster - jpg
O.S. 25in Lancaster - PDF
1910 survey revised; published 1919
Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. (Sheet XXX SE)
Central Lancaster section.
(Reproduced from 1919 Ordnance Survey® map)
O.S. Lancaster 1910
O.S. 6in Lancaster - jpg
O.S. 6in Lancaster - PDF
1931 survey revised, with additions in 1938; published 1946
Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. (Sheet XXX SE)
Central Lancaster section.
(Reproduced from 1946 Ordnance Survey® map)
O.S. Lancaster 1931
O.S. 6in Lancaster - jpg
O.S. 6in Lancaster - PDF
1931 survey revised; published 1933
Ordnance Survey 25 inch plan. (Sheet XXX.11)
Central Lancaster section.
(Reproduced from 1933 Ordnance Survey® map)
O.S. Lancaster 1931
O.S. 25in Lancaster - jpg
O.S. 25in Lancaster - PDF

Lancaster - sections from county maps
1786
William Yates. Map of Lancashire.
Full sheet via Lancashire County Council website
Yates Lancaster 1786
Yates Lancaster - jpg
Yates Lancaster - PDF
1818
Christopher Greenwood. Map of the County Palatine of Lancaster.
Full sheet via Lancashire County Council website
Greenwood Lancaster 1818
Greenwood Lancaster - jpg
Greenwood Lancaster - PDF
1830
G. Hennet. Map of the County Palatine of Lancaster. From a survey made in 1828 & 1829 by G. Hennet. Published by Henry Teasdale.
Full sheet via Lancashire County Council website
Hennet Lancaster 1830
Hennet Lancaster - jpg
Hennet Lancaster - PDF

 


Lancaster - sections from River Lune & Lancaster Canal, Tithe maps
1791/92
John Rennie. Plan of the proposed Lancaster canal from Kirby Kendal in the county of Westmorland to West Houghton in the County Palatine of Lancaster, surveyed in the years 1791 and 1792
Rennie Lancaster Canal 1791/92
Rennie Canal - jpg
Rennie Canal - PDF
1859
Richard J. Davids. Map of the River Lune between Lancaster and Borrow Bridge.
Davids Lune 1859
Davids River Lune - jpg
Davids River Lune - PDF
1845
A Plan of the Titheable Lands in the Township of Lancaster in the County of Lancaster 1845
Tithe Lancaster
Lancaster Tithe - jpg
Lancaster Tithe - PDF

 


Lancaster - Ogilby road maps (1675)
From: Ogilby, John. An actual survey of the principal roads of England and Wales ... / corrected ... by John Senex. Printed for J. Senex, 1719.
1675
John Ogilby. The Road from York to Lancaster (Sheet 68)
Ogilby York to Lancaster
Ogilby (York to Lancaster) - jpg
Ogilby (York to Lancaster) - PDF
1675
John Ogilby. The Road from London to Carlisle in Cumberland : commencing at Darlaston Bridge in the Holy-head Road (Sheet 39) [Darlaston to Garstang]
Ogilby Darlaston to Garstang
Ogilby (Darlaston to Garstang) - jpg
Ogilby (Darlaston to Garstang) - PDF
1675
John Ogilby. The Road from London to Carlisle in Cumberland : commencing at Darlaston Bridge in the Holy-head Road (Sheet 38) [Garstang to Carlisle]
Ogilby Garstang to Carlisle
Ogilby (Garstang to Carlisle) - jpg
Ogilby (Garstang to Carlisle) - PDF