Old Maps of Pontefract

Historic Map of Pontefract

Hand-drawn in c.1840 by Ordnance Survey

Frith's Ordnance Survey Maps

In 1791 the Board of Ordnance established a body to survey Britain; the first 1-inch map, which showed Kent, was produced in 1801. The other counties of the United Kingdom followed. These first-edition maps were updated as the Victorian age progressed; new roads and

railways were added, and major new buildings such as factories, gas and water works marked. It is from these enhanced 6-inch maps that the Frith Ordnance Survey maps have been created.

This map of Pontefract was hand-drawn in by the cartographers of the Ordnance Survey.

Packed with fascinating finely-reproduced detail, look out for your house if it was built at the time or its site if it wasn't.

Prints are available to buy in a range of sizes and styles. Printed to your order in crisp black and white, our maps feature a compass rose and decorative scale border and can be supplied ready to hang.

Map details
  • Scale: 1:40,000
  • Area covered: ~2 miles by 1 mile
  • Year drawn: c.1840
  • Reference: #hosm35054
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