Maps of Nantwich

Modern Maps

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:
https://tools.wmflabs.org/geohack/geohack.php?params=53.0659216_N_-2.5222087_E_region:GB_scale:25000

For very detailed maps (including fields and conservation areas, I recommend the MAGIC site (Multi Agency Geographic Information for the Countryside):
http://magic.defra.gov.uk/MagicMap.aspx

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:
http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepath.htm
Unfortunately the Ordance Survey keeps restricting what you can see on this site!

Old Maps

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:

1794 Map by J Fenna with Field Names added by Andrew Lamberton

The Cheshire Local History Association have put online maps from the 16th to 19th century:
http://www.cheshirehistory.org.uk/archive/index.php?id=12

Cheshire Archives have put Cheshire Tithe Maps online:
http://maps.cheshire.gov.uk/tithemaps

Map House of London have a range of old maps of Cheshire to view and buy:
http://www.themaphouse.com

National Library of Scotland have some excellent old maps of Cheshire on line, including Ordance Survey six inch to the mile maps:
http://maps.nls.uk/geo/find/#zoom=14&lat=53.0696&lon=-2.5163&layers=61&b=1&point=0,0

Old-Maps claims to be Britain’s most comprehensive historical map archive, and has historical maps covering England, Wales and Scotland.
https://www.old-maps.co.uk

Old Maps Online is gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world:
http://www.oldmapsonline.org
Click here to see maps of Nantwich:

Vision of Britain also has a range of old maps:
www.visionofbritain.org.uk/maps
Click here to see old maps of Nantwich

Bill Pearson \ Nantwich History

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