This is the south half of a detailed old map of Liverpool published in 1890. It is incredibly detailed, showing every road name, paths within the parks, and even individual buildings in some streets (where those buildings were big enough). There’s also an index to road names down two sides, making it easy to look up a place of interest.
Old map of Liverpool
As well as an index to streets down either side, there are concentric circles showing distances from the Town Hall, each one quarter of a mile apart. The version available here is an adapted version of the original, with the parliamentary wards colour-coded.
The Town Hall is the centre point of the map, from which all distances are measured. That’s just one public building named on the map. St George’s Hall has a label, as does the Free Library, Law Courts in Dale Street and the Municipal Buildings.
Street names cover everything from the largest thoroughfares right down to everything but the smallest alleyways. Whether your Liverpool ancestors lived above a pub on London Road or a tiny terrace on Constance Street you can locate on this map. Churches have their names here too, so you can tell your St George’s from your Independent Chapels.
Note: Some of you will be looking for more of an old map of Liverpool which gives an overview of Victorian Liverpool, or will be more interested in the railways. You should have a look at Bacon’s Map of Liverpool (1885), which is also available as a print.
Art print of Victorian Liverpool
This is a beautiful piece of art in its own right. The size of the print makes it a wonderful object to hang in your home, and the high quality of the paper makes it perfect for framing.
This item, and other maps of Liverpool just like it, are available to preview as high resolution interactive maps on the website Historic Liverpool.
Note that the images on this page don’t give a great impression of just how good this map is, because the imagery has been compressed. This is a high definition print of a large digital file.
You can buy the print at its original size, or at a larger size, equivalent to A3. These scans are so good that no detail is lost in the enlargement!
- High resolution mapping – hugely detailed!
- Beautiful Victorian workmanship
- Printed on weighty archival paper
- Sizes (including white border): Standard – 20″ (50cm) x 16″ (40cm); or Large (A2) – 23.4″ (59.4cm) x 16.5″ (42cm)
Whether as a gift for a loved one, or to treat yourself to something for hanging in the study, this map is a fascinating piece of history you’ll want to study again and again!