Town & county maps

Maps of the town and city of Sheffield have been produced since the 1730s. They vary in size and scale but they tend to show the principal buildings and street layout.

Printed county maps of Yorkshire show the towns and villages in the county. Again, these vary in size and scale.

Contact us on to find out more, book in advance or order archival materials.

Dates covered

  • Town plans of Sheffield date from 1736
  • County maps of Yorkshire date from 1607
  • From around the 1850s Ordnance Survey Maps become available

Location of records

A comprehensive collection is available at the Sheffield Local Studies Library in the Central Library, whilst a smaller selection is available at Sheffield Archives at Shoreham Street.

Ordering documents

We require notice of the items you wish to see although most documents will be available from now on.

Please contact us to confirm when we can retrieve items for you.


We can normally supply copies for private study purposes, subject to the usual copyright regulations. Please contact us for further information.



Contact the Archives and Local Studies Library

First Floor, Central Library
Surrey Street
S1 1XZ
0114 203 9395 (Sat, Mon, Tues)
0114 273 4753 (Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat)