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History Map

This is a gazetteer of all the historic features of Liverpool and the wider region that can be found on the Historic Liverpool website.

Click on a spot to see a name and brief description, and if

there’s more information available a link will take you through to a longer article.

6 responses to “History Map”

  1. William Leece says:

    Marvellous site, and as good a reason as I’ve come across for wasting time constructively!
    I’ve spotted a couple of minor errors that you might want to correct, though. Firstly, it’s Princes Avenue/Road/Boulevard in L8, not Princess. Secondly, the houses there are mid-Victorian rather than Georgian – the expansion of the city to the south of Upper Parliament Street and east of Mill Street seems to have paused for for several years before resuming in the 1850s and 60s. The road from what is now the Rialto to Princes Park (ie Princes Avenue etc) was laid out in the 1840s, but its character looks to have been semi-rural in the early days.

    Thanks once again.

    • Thanks William, I shall make those changes shortly! Don’t know how I called it Princess, when I know it’s Princes, and also thankful for you pointing out the dates of those houses, which I didn’t know!

      And thanks for your kind comments on the site – if you love to spend time here then I shall not consider it wasted! πŸ™‚

      Best wishes,

  2. Martin Bell says:

    My Great Grandad was the landlord of a pub at 251 Walton Road in 1911. His name was Thomas Warren Vallance, he was 33 yrs old and was born in Shropshire (Salop). Do you know what the name was or have any pictures? Guess it was demolished 1930/40’s for the ballroom.

    • Martin says:

      Hi Martin,

      Is this the one on the corner of Walton Road and Barlow Lane? On the 1891 map it’s called the Palatine Hotel. There’s no name on the later maps, so I can’t be sure if it kept this name or not. Hopefully this answers your question!


  3. Nicholas Ellis says:

    Hello, Martin.

    I was wondering if you, or anyone else for that matter, could help me. I am trying to find out the name of the architect responsible for the actual design or layout of Princes Road and Princes avenue, most notably the boulevard, or if you have any information regarding its initial inception, date of construction and inspiration.

    I have been told a tale akin to ‘folk-lore’ that it was created by the architect with a view to replicating a Parisian boulevard, so charming, that he could ‘waltz his paramour from end to end’.

    Yours sincerely,
    Nicholas Ellis.

    • Martin says:

      Hi Nicholas,

      I can’t find any information about the architect, but Princes Road was laid out in 1846, and it took a couple of decades to fill up with the impressive edifices its been known for. I’ve not heard that folklore story, but I like it a lot! The area is now a Conservation Area, and deservedly so. πŸ™‚


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