Old #Liverpool Maps

1934mapdavewoodIf like me you love old maps of Liverpool then there are lots of links below you may find interesting, be aware though you may be absorbed for a few hours!

Sadly some may no longer work as web sites change/are deleted etc. Most of the maps are zoomable for greater detail. Click date for link.

The maps will open in new windows:……keeping going until the end of the page!

Thanks to  @liverpoolimages for many of the above links, and the excellent Old Maps of Liverpool via Historic Liverpool – well worth a visit

Yet more fascinating maps can be found at the following……..

  • Maps of Liverpool and its Environs: The County Series maps at scale 1:2500 for Liverpool and its environs, including Bootle, Wallasey, and Birkenhead 1874-93 – British History Online

ORDNANCE SURVEY 25-inch Zoomable Maps – great details in these

Anfield 1890 – 93                                        https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523079

Anfield 1906 – 08                                         https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523082

Anfield 1925 – 27                                           https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523085

Bootle 1890 – 93                                           https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523040

Bootle 1906 – 08                                             https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523043

Bootle 1924 – 27                                              https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523046

Coburg Dock to Otterspool  1846 – 48      Link

Dingle to Otterspool 1924 – 27            https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523991

Dingle to Otterspool 1938 – 45                   https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523994

Edge Hill/Wavertree 1905 – 08             https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523145

Edge Hill/Wavertree 1924 – 27                   https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523148

Kensington 1905 – 08                                https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523112

Kensington 1925 – 27                                    https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523115

Kirkdale and Everton 1890 – 93           https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523070

Kirkdale and Everton 1906 – 08                 https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523073

Kirkdale and Everton 1924 – 27                 https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523076

Fazakerley 1889 – 93                                 https://maps.nls.uk/view/126522152

Fazakerley 1925 – 27                                      https://maps.nls.uk/view/126522158

Garston 1889 – 91                                          https://maps.nls.uk/view/126524021

Garson 1924 – 25                                              https://maps.nls.uk/view/126524027

Garston 1937 – 39                                            https://maps.nls.uk/view/126524030

Herculaneum Dock/Dingle 1924 – 27      https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523985

Litherland, Orrell 1889 – 91                    https://maps.nls.uk/view/126522140

Litherland, Orrell 1939 – 47                          https://maps.nls.uk/view/126522149

Liverpool Central 1890 – 93                   https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523136

Liverpool Central 1906 – 08                        https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523139

Liverpool Central 1924 – 27                         https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523142

Liverpool Central 1936 – 48 (includes Birkenhead) https://maps.nls.uk/view/101103923

Mossley Hill/Allerton 1890 – 93         https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523997

Mossley Hill/Allerton 1937 – 39                 https://maps.nls.uk/view/126524006

Old Swan 1890 – 93                                     https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523118

Old Swan 1925 – 27                                        https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523124

Old Swan 1937 – 39                                        https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523127

Princes and Sefton Park 1924 – 27      https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523967

Princes and Sefton Park 1938 – 45            https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523970

Scotland Road 1924 – 27                           https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523109

Seaforth 1889 – 93                                       https://maps.nls.uk/view/126522128

Seaforth 1907 – 08                                          https://maps.nls.uk/view/126522131

Seaforth 1937 – 39                                          https://maps.nls.uk/view/126522137

South Docks and Toxteth 1889 – 1893    https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523955

South Docks and Toxteth 1924 – 27          https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523961

Vauxhall/Scotland Road 1906 – 08    https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523106

Vauxhall 1924 – 27                                         https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523076

Walton Park 1890 – 93                             https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523049

Walton Park 1906 – 08                                 https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523052

Walton Park 1924 – 27                                  https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523055

West Derby 1925 – 27                                 https://maps.nls.uk/view/126523061

Woolton 1891 – 93                                        https://maps.nls.uk/view/126524081

Woolton 1904 – 07                                          https://maps.nls.uk/view/126524084

Woolton 1925 – 27                                          https://maps.nls.uk/view/126524087

Woolton 1936 – 37                                          https://maps.nls.uk/view/126524090

  • A couple of intriguing maps are to be found in this document: ‘Liverpool in the Reign of Queen Anne, 1705 and 1708’link

…….so hard to imagine the ‘pool’ running up Paradise St and Liverpool One today!

The first is of 1705 showing the street plan and outline of the intended dock:

The second, produced later, shows a ‘Plan of the Site of the Ancient Pool of Liverpool as disposed of under Leases from the Corporation between the years 1672 and 1730’

 

  • Now this is a fantastic facility, hosted by National Library of Scotland, which allows you to overlay historic maps with a modern map. Takes a little getting used to but very useful: I find the OS 25 Inch, 1892-1914 map to be the most useful: Link 

Overlay the old map on the current

  • 1854 – Map of the borough of Liverpool: with Parliamentary boundaries, ecclesiastical divisions and a part of the Cheshire coast – LINK 

1854 – click above LINK for zoomable version

  • Liverpool, 1859, part of Birkenhead, the docks, and Cheshire coast – LINK

Click LINK above to zoom in for great detail

  • Bird’s-eye view of Liverpool as seen from a balloon 1885 / drawn by H.W. Brewer and W. Wylie – LINK

Click LINK above to zoom into detail

  • If you are interested in buying maps of old Liverpool I can definitely recommend Alan Godfrey Maps on-line where you will find a great selection:

A selection of maps available at Alan Godfrey

Liverpool – 1650 Click to zoom into detail

1796 – zoom in for detail

1852

 

1859

1866 – Cholera hit areas

1928 (click pics to enlarge)

Central Liverpool 1939

The density of Kirkdale and Everton c1960

Liverpool & Merseyside Industrial Map – 1948

  • ‘Maps and Plans of Liverpool and District by the Eyes family of Surveyors’

An interesting read this one: https://www.hslc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/62-7-Stewart-Brown.pdf

  • Maps and related resources – Liverpool through the centuries

Another excellent resource for maps and more put together by @vrsimility – LINK

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