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 St James' Mount:
This wonderfully detailed map covers the area of Liverpool around St James' Mount, later to be the site of the Anglican Cathedral. Coverage stretches from Great George Square eastward to Bedford Street South, and from Falkner Street southward to Upper Stanhope Street. Features include St James' Mount, St James' Cemetery, Hope Street, St James' Market, Gt George St Chapel, Church of the Holy Apostles, St Bride's church, St Mark's church, Catholic Orphanage etc. On the reverse we include 1855 street directory entries for Bedford Street South, Canning Street, Catharine Street, Cornwallis Street, Duncan Street, Falkner Street, Gt George Street/Place/Square, Hardy Street, Hope Street, Nelson Street, Nile Street, Percy Street and Upper Parliament Street. Of the area Kay Parrott writes "This map illustrates a phase in Liverpool's development when the town's increasingly prosperous merchants were moving out of the congested, noisy, polluted centre, where they had previously lived adjacent to their counting houses and warehouses. They moved to modern, new houses, with space and air, shown here, although still within walking distance of their offices".
The map links up with Liverpool Sheets 30 Liverpool Mount Pleasant to the north, 34 Wapping to the west, 39 Toxteth Mill St 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 / 20 Jan 2012