Our Contact details:
Elstead Maps (UK) Ltd
Curry Rivel
TA10 0JF

United Kingdom
(Owing to a family illness the business has temporarily moved to Somerset but will return to Brixham or another location in Torbay later in 2017.)

Phone:  01458 251572 

VAT Registration: 335 4441 69 
Company Registration: 03830870

We started selling maps way back in 1981, servicing bookshops, stationers and other retail outlets in the South East of England.

The business gradually started changing to a mainly mail order Internet company in 1995 - one of the first to see the possibilities of the Internet and initially 75% of our customers were based in the USA. Now the biggest proportion of our 30,000 + customers are in the UK. Our customers range from well known PLCs etc to small businesses and thousands of indvidual members of the public, many of whom have been buying maps from us for years.

The business operated from 1986 until 2006 in the small village of Elstead, near Godalming in Surrey - and the name was changed from SCMS (Stephen Colebrooke Map Service) to "Elstead Maps" not long after moving there.

Members of my walking group around the tree on the green in Elstead Village in April 2008
In November 2008, after almost a lifetime in Surrey, "Elstead" moved to East Devon! Several very happy years have been spent in Honiton & Sidmouth - Surrey by the Sea!

From walking in the Surrey Hills to competitive gig rowing in the sea off Sidmouth! Photo taken May 2012.

Then in October 2015 a decision was made to venture even further into Devon and the business is now based in Brixham, South Devon!

Brixham harbour at dusk in October 2015.

A world away from leafy Surrey - but what a world! I am currently based just minutes away from the famous South West Coast Path and truly spectacular views. When I'm not working I'm walking, exploring, or rowing with Brixham Gig Club. Life goes on.......

The business has turned full circle in recent years and I'm now back to running everything by myself but nowadays with the help of outside agencies and suppliers etc. Despite the automated nature of the web site, I am still able to give personal service when necessary - just give me a ring or send an email for help or advice on choosing the right map - a customised mapping service is also available. Please don't hesitate to contact me with your requirements!

Stephen Colebrooke (proprietor)
We've been trading on the Internet since 1995. Some comments from customers below.

.... Thanks again for working with me on this, I really couldn't be happier with your service. You can be
sure you'll be seeing my business again. Cheers! Sam (USA) 

....In a previous job ....., I always found your service top notch so hopefully we can put some business your way.
Thanks & Regards Fiona (UK) 

Hello StephenThank you very much for your quick response. Dealing with your company has been a great experience in map purchasing. Humans will always trump robots.Take care. Elias S (USA) 

...No doubt I’ll be in touch again for more maps prior to setting off to ride the length of Catalonia next year. I first bought maps from you when I rode to Rome in 2006 and I’ve often recommended you to other friends with incurable wanderlust. Best wishes. Mefo (UK)