Old Yorkshire Maps – What we offer
Old Yorkshire Maps is a Yorkshire-based enterprise that specialises in providing quality maps from God’s own Country. This exciting new website provides high-quality A1 and A2 sized prints of yesteryear Yorkshire at competitive prices. PDF downloads can also be purchased online with immediate access with the crystal-clear resolution of 800 pixels per inch. These reproductions are from the six-inch 1:10,560 scale Ordnance Survey maps series that cover the period from around the 1890s through to the mid 1930s. These prints are produced using high quality non-smudge inks, on premium quality 180gsm coated paper and can be mounted to provide a unique focal point to any room. They are a must for any genealogist and family historian wishing to immerse themselves into the world of their ancestors.
All orders for printed maps will be despatched the next working day and rolled into a sealed cardboard tube to ensure that your purchase arrives to you in pristine condition.
What areas are covered?
There are currently 15 Yorkshire town and city area maps for purchase including York, Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, Barnsley, Bradford and Scarborough. Please click here to see the full range. The links are sorted into the current counties in which they reside and not the old Ridings system. Each page gives some interesting information from the relevant Kelly’s trade directory from that period. They also include a description of up to eight points of interest that are contained on that map including industries, railway stations, road names and place names. Often the maps are available from three or four different time periods between the 1890s to 1930s. A copy of the modern day map is also included to help make comparisons easier. Further maps are always being added so be sure to keep visiting back to the website and also check our social media pages.
For obvious reasons the maps on public display on this website are of a scaled down size and resolution of the maps available for purchase. There are samples on this page however that give an indication of the true quality of the map scans.
Walk in their footsteps
It is fascinating to be able to view the very streets on which your parents, grandparent or great-grandparents lived, worked and socialised in. Many Yorkshire villages and towns experienced phenomenal population growth during this period and there was rapid industrial development be it the textile mills, the foundries, collieries and umpteen other enterprises. Much social history can also be gauged from the maps be it the Poor Law Union workhouses, the spread of post World War I housing developments “homes for heroes, the spread of sanitation ventures, the existence of a developed rail network and the growth of urban tramway systems. These maps offer a fascinating insight into the every day lives of our ancestors and will offer much to genealogists and people with an interest in local history a like.
Please contact us
We are always pleased to hear from our customers with any queries, issues, suggestions and any memories evoked by viewing these old maps. All e-mails will receive our personal attention and your feedback in much valued. Please send you comments to firstname.lastname@example.org