Birmingham Online Maps

Current Maps


There are, of course Bing and Google Maps.


Ordnance Survey The national mapping agency of Great Britain. See OS Open Data.


Streetmap Enter the grid reference into the Search box on the Streetmap website. It is also possible to enter the full address, streetname, district, town, partial or full postcode. Not all placenames in this document are available. Having found a location on a map, Streetmap allows users to find OS Landranger grid references, latitude & longitude and postcodes. Streetmap also allows users to find full OS co-ordinates. There are many other mapping websites, but not all take grid references. 



Birmingham City Council's page on Archaeology in Birmingham gives access to a map showing all the sites in the Birmingham Historic Environment Record. Details of the sites are not available on the map, but the precise locations of sites are shown - https://localview.birmingham.gov.uk/Planning/Sites/her/



British Geological Survey Geology of Britain Viewer - see what's beneath the soil beneath your feet - http://mapapps.bgs.ac.uk/geologyofbritain/home.html.


Old Maps


British History Online  -  19th-century Ordnance Survey 1:2,500 Epoch 1 County Series maps at scale 1:2500 for Birmingham and other cities; and the 1:10,560 Epoch 1 County Series of maps for Great Britain, dating from 1840, the first comprehensive mapping of England, Scotland and Wales. 


Compass, part of the Warwickshire Heritage and Culture website.


David Rumsey Map Collection - Birmingham Engraved 1839 published by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, a high quality downloadable map.


Popular Edition Ordnance Survey Maps A site owned by Andrew Rowbottom showing Ordnance Survey maps of the 1920s-30s which allows the user to superimpose a transparency of current Google maps..


New Popular Edition Ordnance Survey Maps A collection initiated by Richard Fairhurst of Ordnance Survey maps from the 1940s-50s


Old Maps The commercial website of Landmark Information Group which contains 85 000 scanned images of 1:10,560 scale OS County Series First Edition, which can be viewed on-line, and date from 1846-1899. You can buy printed copies of the maps.


Old and Interesting maps of England Wales and Scotland - Genmaps  British maps from their beginnings to the early 20th century for historians, educators and genealogists for non-commercial research purposes.


Old Towns of England A commercial site offering old maps in either hard copy or on CD, as well as a free collection of articles on English towns first published in The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Distribution of Useful Knowledge between 1833 and 1848.


Alan Godfrey Maps A commercial site with invaluable maps for historians and genealogists. More than 2,000 titles have been issued in this major series of reprints of Old Ordnance Survey Maps of towns throughout Britain and Ireland. Most are highly detailed, taken from the 1/2500 plans and reprinted at about 14 inches to the mile. They cover towns in great detail, showing individual houses, railway tracks, factories, churches, mills, canals, tramways and even minutiae such as dockside cranes, fountains, signal posts, pathways, sheds, wells, etc. Each map includes historical notes on the area concerned. 

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