At Tameside Libraries Information Service, we hold a large collection of maps. This page details just some of the maps you can consult at the library.

Important Information: Maps and the Law

The copying of maps is determined by Copyright law. Notices explaining the rules of copyright are on display in libraries. Tameside Libraries Information Service can only supply maps under 'Fair Dealing' arrangements. These arrangements are set by the Ordnance Survey and mean we can provide a maximum of 4 copies not exceeding A4 size for the purpose of private study.

Please note we cannot provide map extracts for use with planning applications or for business purposes. If you wish to obtain a map for use with a planning application, you will need to purchase it through an Ordnance Survey agent. The nearest Ordnance Survey agent to Tameside is: Stanfords National Service Centre, Suite 340, Triangle Business Centre, Exchange Square, Manchester, M4 3TR (Tel: 0845 880 3730).

Our map collection includes:

  • 1:1250 Plans (1cm=12.5m) - Detailed, large scale maps which are excellent for showing individual features e.g. houses, plots of land, street patterns. Accessible only from a mapping database licensed by O/S and are available at Tameside Libraries Information Service.
  • 1:10,000 Plans - Full set covering Tameside. Individual roads are still discernible and contour lines are shown. Useful for looking at larger areas e.g. layout of a town, for school projects.
  • 1:25,000 maps (4cm=1km) - Maps at this scale cover the local area: Manchester, Pennines and the Peak District. Highly detailed information including clear depiction of the footpath network and Rights of Way.
  • 1:50,000 maps (2cm=1km) - Full set covering Britain. Includes special features such as camping and caravan sites, selected places of interest and Rights of Way. This series is also available for loan from Tameside Libraries.

Atlases and Road Maps:

  • Street Atlases - We have street maps for most British towns and cities plus town plans for selected European cities.
  • Road Maps - Maps covering Britain, Europe, USA (Including Canada and Mexico), Ireland, Spain and Portugal.
  • Atlases - We hold various world atlases.
  • Truckers Atlas of Britain - includes information such as bridge heights, truck stops, cafes and weak bridges.

Tameside Maps Online

Access to map-based information for the Borough of Tameside can be found via the Tameside website. This is an application allowing you to find the nearest of any of the following services in relation to your property:

  • Property location
  • Council ward and District Assembly
  • The nearest schools and other facilities
  • Council tax band
  • Refuse collection days
  • Local Planning applications


  • Experian Goad Plans - Plans that show in detail the shopping centres for Ashton-under-Lyne, Denton, Droylsden, Hyde and Stalybridge.
  • Postcode map and atlas - Shows boundaries of postal areas in the north west and UK.
  • Rights of Way - Series of maps at 1:10,000 showing Definitive Rights of Way in Tameside. .
  • England: The Photographic Atlas - Aerial photographs covering the whole of England in one atlas.

Maps online

Fore more useful information, view the maps section of our recommended websites page

Planning a journey? - view the travel and transport section of our recommended websites page

NB. Please note that older editions of maps covering Tameside are held by Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre

Contact Information
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Tameside Libraries Information Service
Central Library
Old Street
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0161 342 2031
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0161 330 4762
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0161 342 2044