There are many sources of historical data available online these days. Historic England supplies data about listed buildings and scheduled monuments, for example.
I’ve used this data, as well as data I’ve created myself, to make these maps. You can click on the points and shapes on the map to find out more about the topic.
Most popular maps
These first maps are great for local and family history research.
Find a street, read about one of Liverpool’s historic townships, or lookup a church and parish, as things stood in the 19th century.
Explore the local histories of the suburbs, as well as the centre of Liverpool itself.
This is a map of all the parishes in the Liverpool area and slightly beyond, as they were in 1851. There are also some Anglican churches from the era.
You can see details about when they were built (and demolished) when that information is known.
Other interactive maps
These other maps are more specific, and so are worth spending some time browsing.
The maps are often made up of data made by heritage organisations, and the sources are linked to where appropriate, so you can make your own version of the map!
Clicking on the dots on the map sometimes takes you to the source too, so they’re a great jumping-off point for local or family history research.