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 Shaw Street:
This wonderfully detailed map covers the area of Liverpool around Soho Street, Shaw Street and St Anne Street. Other streets covered include Richmond Row, Everton Crescent, Fox Street, Springfield, Canterbury Street. Features include Trinity church, St Ann's church, Liverpool Collegiate Institution, St Augustine's church, Pleasure Grounds and several streets of cramped housing. A very detailed portrait, though of a small area; coverage stretches from Christian Street eastward to Guildford Street, and from Everton Brow southward to Carver Street.
The map links up with Liverpool Sheets 19 Vauxhall to the west, 25 London Road 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 / firstname.lastname@example.org / 11 Feb 2011