Mapping the History of Liverpool

Old maps, interactive maps, and the historic landscape

Welcome to the site which lets you explore old maps of Liverpool, find out more about the historic features in your back yard, and take away a souvenir of Liverpool’s past!

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

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