Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Portsmouth & Gosport

  • These detailed maps normally cover an area of about one and a half miles by one mile. Each map includes an introduction.
  • They are available through our On-line Mapshop

  • Here are the details of maps for Southsea:

  • Hampshire 83.12a Southsea 1896 - published 1994; intro by Michael Gunton. ISBN.978-0-85054-650-7
  • Hampshire 83.12b Southsea 1931 - published 2018; intro by Tony Painter. ISBN.978-1-78721-153-7

    We have published two versions of this map, showing the area changed across the years.

    These detailed map are double-sided for maximum coverage. The main map covers most of Southsea with parts of Portsmouth. Coverage extends from Kings Terrace and Landport Terrace eastward to Highland Road Cemetery, and from Abingdon Road southward to Clarence Parade.

    Features include Havelock Ward area, St Paul Ward area, Southsea Branch railway with East Southsea station (1896 map only), tramways, St Jude's church, St Bartholomew's church, St Simon's church, St Paul's church, St Matthew's church, St Margaret's church, Lumps Fort, Victoria Hall, Nazareth House, Havelock Park area, Jews Burial Ground, Craneswater Park area, Queen's Hotel, St John's College, breweries, and many streets of largely terraced housing, with each house neatly shown.

    On the reverse we include adjacent sheet 83.16 extending coverage south to include South Parade Pier, Southsea Castle, East and West Batteries, Lumps Fort.

    Note that the 1931 version is slightly more detailed as it includes security features, such as Southsea Castle and Lumps Fort, which are only shown in outline form on the earlier maps.

    The map links up with Hampshire Sheets 83.08 Central Portsmouth to the north, 83.11 Old Portsmouth to the west and 84.09 Eastney to the east.

    You might find this Index Map useful.


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