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Maps online

A number of maps are available.

A number of maps in the collection are now part of Weaver to Web: online visual archive of Calderdale history.

Community libraries with map collections

Maps available at Central Library

The Local Studies section in the Central Library and Archives has a large collection of:

  • Local and regional maps.
  • Parish registers.
  • Geological Maps.

Individual maps 1325 -1797

Date Title
1325-50 Facsimile of the ancient map of Great Britain (Bodleian Library, Oxford).
1577 SAXTON: Yorkshire.
1599 SAXTON: Map of the Luddenden Valley.
1610 SAXTON: West Riding of Yorkshire, eight miles to one inch.
1611 SPEED: England – four volumes (bound), volume four covers Yorkshire.
1614 SAXTON Robert: A plan of Hullenedge.
1670 BLOME, Richard: Map of Yorkshire with its divisions and hundreds, coat of arms of Lord Fairfax.
167? OGILBY: Continuation of the extended road from Oakenham in Rutland to Richmond.
1720 OGILBY and BOWEN: Road map published in 'Britania Depicta or Ogilby Improved. Being a Correct Copy of Mr Ogilby's Actual Survey of all ye direct and Principal Cross Roads in England and Wales.
1723 OVERTON: New Map of Yorkshire (reproduction).
1741 MOLL: West Riding of Yorkshire.
1758 EYES: Plan of the part of the River Calder that lies between Sowerby Bridge and Halifax Brooksmouth, four miles to one inch.
1759 Plan of the Town of Halifax, commissioned by John Watson.
1765 Plan of the River Calder from Brooksmouth to Sowerby Bridge.
1775 JEFFERYS: County of York surveyed in 1767, 1768, 1769 and 1770, one inch to one mile.
1794 Canal from Liverpool to Leeds.
1797 MOORE: Town and township of Halifax: eight chains to one inch.

Individual maps 1800 - 1900

Date Title
1817 Yorkshire Ancient Parishes and Chapelries. Maps based on Harry Teesdales's 'Yorkshire' 1817 -1842 and George Lawton's 1842.
1821 FOWLER: Plan of the Town of Leeds.
1822 BAINES: East and North Ridings of Yorkshire.
1822 BAINES: West Riding and Ainsty.
1822 BAINES: Plan of Sheffield.
1822/23 BAINES: Computed distances…from the Metropolis.
1823 Kingston upon Hull and environs.
1824 Plan of the Township of Rastrick.
1825 Town and Township of Halifax.
1827 DAY,T: Plan of the town and township of Halifax, four chains to one inch.
1827 ARNOTT and WASHINGTON: Township of Halifax.
1833 KEMP and SOWERBY: Borough of Halifax, approximately six and three quarter inches to one mile.
1834-5 MYERS: Parish of Halifax, approximately two and a half inches to one mile.
1835 DAY: County Series reproduction.
1842 RAWSON: Plan of the borough of Halifax, approximately one inch to 300 feet.
>1842 North Yorkshire: Ancient Parishes and Chapelries.
1843 ORDNANCE SURVEY: Sheet 21: Huddersfield: One inch to one mile.
1843 ORDNANCE SURVEY: Sheets 86 and 87: South Pennines (includes Calderdale) one inch to one mile.
1847 Halifax (County Series) reproduction.
1847-9 The Roads across Blackstone Edge (from original six inch survey of 1947-9).
1850? Township of Halifax: Development between 1797 and 1850.
1851 Ranger Report map of the County Borough of Halifax.
1877 Part of Kelly's Directory (380 KEL).
1878 Map accompanying book 'West Yorkshire' by Davis and Lees (554.274 DAV).
1885 Borough of Halifax: Showing ward boundaries.
1898 Borough of Halifax: Escott 330ft:one inch.
1890 Borough of Halifax: Ward boundaries.
1893 Borough of Halifax: Escott 330ft:one inch.
1894 Boothtown.
1896 Bradford, Keighley, Bingley, Otley OS revised. One inch to one mile.
1896 Parish of Halifax – showing townships and geological formations (Halifax Naturalist).
1898 Halifax and Huddersfield: one inch to one mile, sheet 77.
1898 Clitheroe, Nelson and Colne: one inch to one mile, sheet 68.

Individual maps 1900 to present

Date Title
c1900 STODDARD: Halifax showing tram routes
1903 Halifax Corporation Waterworks.
1907 Halifax North: Churches, Chapels and Mills. 1:4340.
1907 Halifax South: Churches, Chapels and Mills. 1:4340.
1908 Halifax, Huddersfield, Batley, Dewsbury OS one inch to one mile.
c1908 Central Halifax.
1922 Halifax Corporation Bill: Savile Estate showing Heptonstall Moor with parts of Widdop and Wadsworth Moor.
1922 Halifax Corporation: Hand plan showing the Corporation's water supply area.
1922 Heptonstall, Widdop and Wadsworth Moors showing proposed waterworks six inch to one mile.
1924 Halifax Corporation: Hand plan showing proposed cooling towers and raft.
1924 Halifax Corporation Bill: Plan that show the electricity works site (pink) and the land proposed to be acquired (blue).
1925 Leeds and Bradford (includes much of Calderdale). One inch to one mile.
1928 Area added to the Borough of Halifax by the Halifax Extension Order, 1928.
1934-5 Ordnance Survey (OS): Map for the Halifax Extension Bill.
1939 Inland Waterways of England.
c1940 OS RAF Aeronautical map, war edition, West Yorkshire to Edinburgh, Glasgow scale 1:500,000.
c1940 Leeds/Bradford – Includes Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield. OS war edition. One inch to one mile.
1941 Postman’s route map, Sowerby Bridge.
1944 County Borough of Halifax Housing Acts 1936 – 44. Page Hill and Tewit Lane temporary housing site.
1945 Borough of Todmorden, temporary housing .
1945 County Borough of Halifax Housing Acts 1936-44, Page Hill and Tewit Lane temporary housing sites (on undated base map).
1949 Castle Carr Estate, Luddenden.
1951 Halifax County Borough – map showing ward boundaries.
1954-6 Plans for Friendly and Trades Club (incorp. Library).
1955 Plans for King Cross Library conversion of former 235 and 237 King Cross Road.
1959 Halifax, Town of Many Trades - based on painting of 1959.
1961 Agricultural classification of Huddersfield, Wakefield, Barnsley, Sheffield. OS one inch to one mile.
1963 CONING: Howarth and Bronte Country.
1964 Proposed county district amalgamating Brighouse Metropolitan Borough and Elland Urban District.
1961-70 Halifax County Borough ward/polling district map.
1967 Goad Plan: Halifax, revised 1994.
1969 Queensbury and Shelf showing green belt, areas for development and more (on 1955 base map).
1969 Yorkshire.
1972 Halifax passenger transport traffic routes.
1972 Ordnance Survey West Yorkshire with diagram to show boundaries under Local Government Act 1977 and parliamentary constituencies 1974.
1972 + 1973 Proposed Calderdale MD boundary and existing boundaries of districts, with 1971 population estimates two and a half inches to one mile.
c1973 CARR: Map showing historical places of interest in Yorkshire.
1974 OS Blackburn. Includes Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Burnley, Bacup, Barnoldswick. Scale 1:50,000.
1974 OS Leeds and Branford. Scale 1:50,000.
1975 Halifax Conservation Area: Land use, roof materials. development, building materials and dates
1978 South Pennines 1:25,000 Outdoor Leisure OS.
1979 CONING: Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale and other places.
1980 Calderdale: showing wards and named Councillors.
1989/90 Halifax Town Centre picture map.
1990 BROMLEY: business and commercial map of central Halifax.
1991

Enumeration districts from 1991 Census. Three maps: Northowram /Shelf ward, Greetland/ Stainland ward, Halifax/Mixenden/ Ovenden ward..

2000 Goad Plan: Todmorden, published 2001.
2001 Goad Plan: Brighouse.
2001 Goad Plan: Halifax, published 2002.

Individual maps - undated

  • Yorkshire Electric Power Company.
  • Environs of Halifax.
  • Cash Supply Stores Ltd, Halifax.
  • Burnett: The Calder and Hebble Navigation, a pictorial waterways map.
  • Day and Son: Plan of the township of Elland, 20 inches to one mile.
  • Plan of the City of York.
  • Cary: Yorkshire.
  • Cary: Southern part of the West Riding. Cary: North part of West Riding of Yorkshire.
  • Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway and its connections (two scales).
  • Queensbury and Shelf showing green belt and areas for redevelopment (based on 1955 map).
  • The Calder and Hebble navigation.
  • Leeds and Whitehall Turnpike Road (with its branches).
  • Ogilby, John: The road from York to Westchester.
  • Halifax high level and north and south junction railways.
  • Map of districts served by Rochdale Canal and adjoining navigations.
  • Alternative canal routes between Mersey and Humber.
  • Old Yorkshire Maps: The haunts of Gentleman Jack.
  • Central Library, Halifax – Northgate. Floor plan.

Sets/part sets of maps

Map Scale Area
1850 Ordnance Survey (OS). 5 feet to one mile. Calderdale.
1854 OS (some bound). Six inches to one mile. Calderdale.
1870 Halifax Survey. 176 inches (14.7 feet) to one mile. Halifax, Boothtown, Wheatley (not comprehensive coverage).
1874 Geological overlaid on 1854 map. Six inches to one mile. North and East Calderdale.
1887 Goad Plans (bound). One inch to 40 feet. Halifax.
1890s OS. 127 inches (10.56 feet) to one mile. Halifax, Brighouse, Elland, Hebden Bridge and Todmorden.
1893/4 OS. Six inches to one mile. Calderdale.
1893/4 OS. 25 inches to one mile. Calderdale (parts).
1907/08 OS. 25 inches to one mile. Calderdale.
1921 OS. 25 inches to one mile. Calderdale.
1933 OS. 25 inches to one mile. Calderdale.
1949 Surface utilisation survey overlaid on 1930s map. 25 inches to one mile. Calderdale(parts).
1955 OS. Six inches to one mile. Calderdale.
1955/6 OS: Rights of Way. Six inches to one mile. Calderdale.
1960s OS. 25 inches to one mile. Calderdale(parts).
1985 OS: Rights of Way. Six inches to one mile. Calderdale.
1960s-80s OS. 25 inches to one mile and 50 inches to one mile. Calderdale.
Conclusive Maps of Registered Common Land and Open Country, 2004. 1:25,000 reduced. Calderdale.

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