There’s a wonderful selection of on-line maps on the internet. GeoHack shows you many of the different maps and sites showing satellite images of the town and topography of the area:
For very detailed maps (including fields and conservation areas, I recommend the MAGIC site (Multi Agency Geographic Information for the Countryside):
Where’s the Path enables you to compare old and new maps side by side. You can also see maps and satellite images on the same page, and plan walks:
Unfortunately the Ordance Survey keeps restricting what you can see on this site!
There’s a wealth of old maps on the internet. Below is a copy of a map by J Fenna in 1794, with field names added by Andrew Lamberton:
The Cheshire Local History Association have put online maps from the 16th to 19th century:
Cheshire Archives have put Cheshire Tithe Maps online:
Map House of London have a range of old maps of Cheshire to view and buy:
National Library of Scotland have some excellent old maps of Cheshire on line, including Ordance Survey six inch to the mile maps:
Old-Maps claims to be Britain’s most comprehensive historical map archive, and has historical maps covering England, Wales and Scotland.