School of Built and Natural Environment

University of Central Lancashire

Approx. 13,000 maps, of which about 6,000 are current mapping of Great Britain. They include OS complete coverage at 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 and smaller; and geological, land use, soils and other thematic maps. Larger scales are biased towards Lancashire; as is the historical collection.

Foreign mapping at 1:50,000 and smaller, both topographic and thematic, with a bias towards Africa (east), USA (west) and parts of Europe, especially France, Netherlands, Switzerland and Spain. A small number for other areas.

Some historical air photographs, and slides of Lancashire.


Kirkham Building, Preston PR1 2HE

Main contact

Telephone number



Opening hours

Mon-Fri 0900-1630


Intended mainly for members of the university.
Otherwise, access by prior arrangement.


Photocopying subject to copyright


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