For a few areas of Liverpool and Manchester we have also reprinted some of the very early Five-foot plans. Originally published at a scale of 1:1056 or 5 feet to the mile, we have reduced them in scale to 1:1760 or a Yard to the Mile. The maps, though covering quite a small area, are quite wonderfully detailed, showing such features as capstans and mooring posts, lamp-posts, the layouts of back yards, and even the interior of certain buildings such as churches. For the urban historian they are perhaps the most fascinating maps ever published by the Ordnance Survey.
Maps can be purchased on our On-line Mapshop.
Here are the details of maps for Liverpool Vauxhall:
This very detailed map covers the area of Liverpool around Vauxhall Road and Scotland Road. These roads run north-south through the map, as does Marybone to Bevington Hill. Features include part of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, with New Basin and Timber Quay Basin; Glass Bottle Manufactory; Scotland Place; Bevington Bush Baths; St Martin's Market. For the most part this is a map of cramped houses, most of them back-to-back, with small, often noxious industries. Few public buildings are shown and author Kay Parrott says that the area has "fortunately changed out of all recognition". Many tiny courts are also shown, many of them named. A fascinating map for anyone interested in the living conditions of Liverpool's inner city in the mid 19th century. Street directories for Leeds Street, Marybone, Naylor Street, Richmond Row and Scotland Road are included on the reverse.
The map links up with Liverpool Sheets 18 Gt Howard St to the west, 20 Liverpool Shaw St to the east, and 24 Dale Street to the south.
Follow this link for a complete list of our Liverpool Series maps.
You can order maps direct from our On-line Mapshop. For other information and prices, and other areas, go to The Index Page.
Maps in the Godfrey Edition are taken from the 25 inch to the mile map and reduced to about 15 inches to the mile. For a full list of maps for Lancashire, return to the North West page.The Godfrey Edition / email@example.com / 11 Feb 2011