The 1870 Ordnance Survey map or town plan of Southampton was surveyed in 1868 and published in 1870 at the Ordnance Survey Office in Southampton.

 This highly detailed plan covers a fairly limited area, including the old town centre and docks, St Mary's, Northam, Bevois Town, The Polygon and Bedford Place.

It extends westwards to just beyond Four Posts Hill and northwards to Archers Road and just north of Lodge Road.

There are 40 sheets to the plan, at the scale of 10.56 feet to one mile (1/500).

The Southampton town plan is highly detailed, with ground floor plans of all public buildings and the layouts of parks and private gardens.

The maps include:

  • Complete 1870 Map with reference locations and sheet numbers and a modern map of the city
  • The complete 1870 town plan of Southampton, showing reference locations and the map sheet grid
  • Detailed images of the Bargate and St Mary's Workhouse (now part of City College) in 1870
  • Small images of each of the 40 plan sheets.

If you are uncertain which map sheet covers your area of interest, contact Historic Environment Record giving both the relevant modern address and postcode.

The documents below give a taster of each sheet. To see the full map please use our interactive 1870 map

Document Type Size
Complete 1870 Map with reference locations and sheet numberspdf1MB
1870 Map - Detail of the Bargate and Workhousepdf511KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-10-10pdf401KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-10-15pdf404KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-10-20pdf402KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-10-25pdf401KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-10-4pdf402KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-10-5pdf401KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-10-9pdf403KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-11-1pdf399KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-11-11pdf400KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-11-12pdf400KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-11-13pdf399KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-11-16pdf404KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-11-17pdf401KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-11-18pdf138KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-11-2pdf138KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-11-21pdf403KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-11-22pdf405KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-11-23pdf138KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-11-3pdf403KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-11-4pdf139KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-11-6pdf138KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-11-7pdf138KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-11-8pdf137KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-14-5pdf138KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-15-1pdf139KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-15-2pdf401KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-15-3pdf138KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-15-7pdf138KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-15-8pdf139KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-6-20pdf403KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-6-24pdf402KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-6-25pdf402KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-7-11pdf402KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-7-12pdf400KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-7-16pdf403KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-7-17pdf400KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-7-21pdf402KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-7-22pdf401KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-7-23pdf138KB
1870 Map Sheet 65-7-24pdf401KB