The fascinating history of this iconic city — on a map

The Historic Towns Trust is publishing a revised edition of the sheet map of historic Oxford.  Based on a digitised version of the Ordnance Survey map of Oxford published in 1876, the Historical Map shows the city's main medieval and post-medieval buildings (whether lost or still standing in 1876) against the background of the city in Victorian times.

The map carries a gazetteer and illustrations on the reverse, introducing and explaining Oxford's most important buildings: the castle, the colleges, and the great public and university buildings such as the Bodleian Library and the Radcliffe Camera.

The map is a fully revised version of the first edition published in 2016, with additional historic buildings and sites added, revisions which take into account recent archaeology including the Greyfriars site, and a revised view of Oxford Castle's development and the earthworks at its site.

The map carries an informative introduction to Oxford's history, written by Alan Crossley, the editor of the Historic Towns Atlas of Oxford which will be published in November 2021.



Part of the gazetteer on the reverse of the map of the revised edition. 

The  new edition will be published in October 2021, updated, with a fully revised gazetteer, and printed in full colour throughout.  It is now (1 October 2021) printed and at the distributors' warehouse, but the book trade is being slow at the moment to send out orders.

ISBN of the new edition: 978-0-9934698-9-3

Price: £9.99

Note that the Historic Towns Trust does not sell its maps directly, but they can be easily obtained from bookshops or on-line book retailers.