Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Liverpool Wapping


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 Wapping:

  • Liverpool Sheet 34 Liverpool (Wapping) 1849-64 - published 2008; intro by Kay Parrott. ISBN.978-1-84784-205-3

    This wonderfully detailed map covers the area of Liverpool around Wapping, including Duke's Dock, Wapping Dock, Kings Dock and much of Queens Dock. From the docks the map extends eastward to Upper Pitt Street, and features include the LNWR Goods Terminus, docks railways, St James Street Brewery, St Michael's church, Hope Foundry, soap manufactory, and many court dwellings in what was largely a slum housing area. A selection of street directory entries is included on the reverse, including Bridgewater Street, Kent Street, Nelson Street, Norfolk Street, Park Lane, Pitt Street, Sparling Street, Upper Frederick Street and Upper Pitt Street.

    The map links up with Liverpool Sheets 29 Liverpool Hanover St to the north, 38 Brunswick Dock to the south, and 35 Liverpool St James' Mount 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 / 15 June 2012