Mapping the history of Liverpool

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

Explore Liverpool history, 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

Liverpool University and its Institutional Landscape Image: Liverpool's institutional landscape in 1892. Note everything from the Philharmonic Hall to the Liverpool Institute and the School of… Read more
Photograph of Prince's Dock, Liverpool, looking north Postcards from Edwardian Liverpool Recently, I was contacted by Monica Lewis who had found a collection of postcards belonging to her grandfather. He was… Read more
The Calderstones in their new location Calder Stones: a new, more accessible, home The Calder Stones have a troubled history, even for a site that's about 5000 years old. While it's escaped complete… Read more

Latest book reviews

Courts and Alleys by Elizabeth J. Stewart This book is part of the output of the ‘Galkoff's and the secret life of Pembroke Place’ project. (See my… Read more
Ghost Town: A Liverpool Shadowplay, by Jeff Young This book is a memoir, and many of those have been published over the years (and a couple reviewed on… Read more
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

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


  1. Tinho da Cruz says:

    Congratulations on an excellent site. I admire all the work you’ve evidently put in. I wish I had such application!
    I wasn’t able to follow the link to your shop, it kept bringing back to the same page. I hope this is a temporary issue.
    Best wishes,
    Tinho da Cruz,

    • Martin says:

      Hi Tinho,

      Thanks so much for your comments. Yes, the shop issue was temporary – I went away so shut the shop down, but forgot to remove the extra links! It’s back up and running now, with new stuff to be added soon as well.


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