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Bolton Museum and Archive Service

Bolton History Centre

Circa 5,000 OS maps, 1845 to date, relating to the Bolton area, various scales and editions. Bolton 1:1,056 (1882). Manuscript maps and plans relating principally to Bolton and southeast Lancashire (including estates, enclosures, turnpike roads, industry, collieries, public buildings, etc.), 1620-1950.

Collections include ALBINSON COLLECTION (1,380 items ca.1700-1850); THOMPSON COLLECTION (2,924 items 1620-1950); LADYSHORE COLLIERY COMPANY RECORDS (300 maps 1835-1950); and RAILWAY COMPANY RECORDS (186 items 1848-1910) for which typescript lists are available. Small collection of aerial photographs relating to the Bolton area.


Le Mans Crescent, Bolton, BL1 1SE

Main contact

Telephone number

01204 332185

Opening hours

Monday - Saturday 9 -5 On demand Archive/Reserve Stock production service Tuesday and Thursday (except over lunch period 12-2) 24 hours notice required for Archive/Reserve Stock production on Wed & Sat; no Archive/Reserve Stock production on Mondays and Fridays.



Photocopying and printing from microfilm available


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