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    Default 1848 Map & Liverpool Google Earth View

    1848 OS map for Liverpool [about Canning place & St Thomas's Church] - laid over a recent Google Earth view.

    I'd like to do a few more of these, as I think it's interesting to see the pattern of development in the city - what's left; what was there before; and most importantly - how to preserve for future generations. Right, that's me off my soap-box!


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    It'll probably be easier studying the attachment below, as you'll be able to use the zoom facility, to get into the detail.

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    Is it me, all I can make out is that some roads have got wider. Great post though.

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    Hi Pablo, your right. Some roads have doubled in width. If you look at the edge of the map, where some of the smaller roads are, they match up, as you'd expect with the image. In other case, ie: Park Lane, they kept the east street line and extended west.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenwhite100 View Post
    Hi Pablo, your right. Some roads have doubled in width. If you look at the edge of the map, where some of the smaller roads are, they match up, as you'd expect with the image. In other case, ie: Park Lane, they kept the east street line and extended west.
    What must have life been like for them people. I'll bet it was vastly different to ours. All we got to worry about is what we gonna do tonight or what do you wanna eat. Betcha they never asked those questions.

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    Another one. The Liver Pool.

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    Any idea of the date on that WW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    Any idea of the date on that WW.
    It is Kay?s Plan of 1670. It shows the seven main streets which were created in 1207. It shows the castle as well. It also shows the street plan of part of today?s Liverpool. They are what are now Castle Street, Old Hall Street, Chapel Street, Water Street, Dale Street and Tithebarn Street. The streets were laid out in the form of a letter "H", with an extended cross-bar standing on the River Mersey forming the western boundary of the town on the line of what is now The Strand. The Pool marked the southern boundary of the town.
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    Great stuff WW. Nice one.

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    Good work, Darren and Waterways. Interesting stuff.

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    Default 1848 Map over Google Earth

    A. The area surrounding St Peter's Church

    Points to note:

    1. The South East corner of the St Peter's Church, touches the current building line, as seen today.

    2. St Peter's graveyard boundary wall extends into Church Street, by over a third a width of the current Street.

    3. The brass Maltese cross [now set back into the pavement] which commemorates the church, actually falls outside the plan of the church, but is comfortably sited within the boundary of the graveyard.

    4. The Marks and Spenser building [Crompton House Hotel] wasn't built until 1867, so the street line is somewhat narrower than would be expected.

    5. Very little remains of the Church Street street-line from 1848; the line between Williamson St. & Whitechapel seems unaffected.

    B. The area surrounding St Georges Church

    Points to note:

    1. Liverpool One's reconstructed 'South John Street' does not follow the original street's plan, but is instead slightly to the east of it.

    2. Queen Victoria monument is sited almost centrally on what was the altar of St George's Church.

    3. The new Lewis's building has a different architecture from the rest of the building's clean glass facade, in the space between the old Custom's House and the old sailor's home.

    4. The west side of Paradise Street has been extensively widened, from the 1848 street plan.
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