[THREAD EDITED TO LEAVE LINKS ONLY DUE TO FILES SIZES BEING TOO LARGE - CLICK ON THE LINKS TO VIEW] - Kev
Its time for Liverpool to get the “mad map man” treatment. I collect maps of allsorts, but have a particular interest in the South Lancs area. The collection grows all the time, but space is running out! My scanning skills aren’t too good, so bear with me. The digital data images are far clearer.
So, take a journey through time !
1st series One Inch
Not an original, a facsimilie of the area from 1849 with railways inserted to 1890
Likewise, a reprint from 1903
These are excerpts from the first edition County Series maps of Lancashire- I have 2 disks of scans which cover the whole of Lancashire south of Preston. I am lucky in having access to an A0 printer at work, so I can print out complete sheets. Originals of this series tend to be very mucky and well used- I had the option of having the whole set of Hampshire once, but settled for scanning them. I also have most of west Cheshire.They are a fascinating record of the area in the late Victorian age. Any requests for specific areas to be shown, ill try to oblige.
The Pier Head
Around Lime St Station
Appaling housing in Toxteth
One of favourites is this 1913 One Inch map, which covers an area from Southport to Chester and across to Wigan. Possibly Liverpool in its prime. Note the coastal batteries at Seaforth and Perch Rock.
1947 One Inch
I like the style of this series, we begin to see the corporation estates being built.
This is from the 1956 1:10,000 mapping of Liverpool
These are dated 1964, but revision wasn’t too frequent then, so the actual survey may have been carried out 10 years earlier.
One Inch 1968
Looks more familiar
One Inch 1972
Seaforth Dock is added
60s / 70s 25k
From the “Provisional” 1:25,00 First series, the forerunner of the Orange “Explorer” maps we see today.
This map makes Liverpool look terrible, look at all the slum clearance areas!
Recent again, using polygonised Landline
Hope you enjoyed it!