Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Liverpool Pierhead


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.

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Here are the details of maps for Liverpool Pierhead:

  • Liverpool Sheet 23/28 Liverpool Pierhead (Prince's & George's Docks) 1850-64 - published 2006; intro by Kay Parrott. ISBN 978-1-84151-911-1

    This wonderfully detailed map covers the area we now know as the Pierhead. We include two maps, sheets 23 and 28, side by side. The first covers Prince's Dock, Lancelott's Hey, St Nicholas church, Union Street, Old Hall Street. Other features include the Line of Docks Railway, George's Dock Basin, Prince's Landing Stage, Leeds Street Brewery, coal yards, Fazakerley Street Brewery. Sheet 28 includes George's Dock, Manchester Dock, Chester & Ellesmere Basin, George's Baths, Canning Graving Docks. The dockside detail is quite extraordinary. On the reverse we include shipping details from an 1855 directory.

    The map links up With Liverpool Sheets 18 Liverpool Gt Howard St to the north, and 24 Liverpool Dale Street and 29 Liverpool Hanover St to the east.


    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 / godfreyedition@btinternet.com / 11 Feb 2011