Mapping the History of Liverpool

Old maps, interactive maps, and the historic landscape of Liverpool

Explore old maps, discover what your ancestors’ neighbourhoods were like, and buy a map print or Liverpool history book.

Liverpool History Shop

Almost all the old maps on this site can be bought as high quality prints, great for framing, and as a present!

There’s also the book – Liverpool: a landscape history, also available to buy from this website.

Go to the shop

Old Maps of Liverpool

These old maps of Liverpool let you zoom and pan around the city from different periods. There are many versions, from the 19th century onwards.

See the old maps

Interactive maps

Interactive maps are modern maps marked with data from official sources like Historic England, or from personal research. Click on a feature and find out more!

Take me to the interactive maps

Liverpool History Blog

Occasionally I like to talk about recent developments that involve Liverpool’s historic landscape, from book reviews to comments on upcoming architectural projects. They’re all collected here.

Read the articles

Old Map Shop

If you like the maps on this website, how about treating yourself or a loved one to a high quality print? I’ve also written a book, and you can buy signed copies.

Buy an old map or book

Recent posts from the blog

Mystery: Unique photos of the John Bibby Sons and Co. copper rolling mills, formerly in Window Lane, Garston This is another of the guest posts on this blog, this time from John Owens. John got in touch hoping… Read more
A Liver Bird’s point of view: Royal Liver Building 360 There isn't a more iconic Merseyside building than the Royal Liver Building. It sits at the Pier Head, the point… Read more
Photograph of entrance to Kazimier's pub garden Breathing Spaces, or A Sense of Placed My interest in landscape is not just restricted to history and archaeology. I’m just as interested in the modern urban… Read more

Latest book reviews

Book cover of Liverpool, by Hugh Hollinghurst Liverpool: unique images from the archive of Historic England Historic England are the government's adviser on the historic environment, so they have a duty to encourage the enjoyment of… Read more
Cover of Beatles Landmarks book The Beatles’ Landmarks in Liverpool, by Daniel K. Longman A lot of local history revolves around nostalgia: people's memories of 50 years ago are filled with family, friends, making-do… Read more
Photograph of the cover of 50 Finds from Manchester and Merseyside 50 Finds From Manchester and Merseyside: Objects from the Portable Antiquities Scheme Modern administrative areas have little meaning when we go back even a short time. But they can make all the… Read more

Articles on old maps

Here’s 5 views of Google’s 3D Liverpool you might not have seen It's been all over the news lately: Liverpool is one of the first British cities to be rendered in three… Read more
Drawing of a medieval manor The historic villages of Liverpool – built to a template? All born-and-bred Liverpudlians (and many more people) will be aware that the city is made up of a collection of… Read more
Sketch map of Liverpool as it was in 1572 Lerpoole 1572 This map has popped up twice for me recently, as someone asked me for a scanned copy, an a second… Read more