Maghull – Historic maps on display in Town Hall

A while back a lady contacted me saying she had a 1930’s map of Maghull which she was happy to donate for public display. I put her in touch with the Town Clerk of Maghull Town Council and the matter then passed me by so to speak.

Imagine my delight then when I went into the Council Chamber of Maghull Town Hall (for a Maghull in Bloom volunteers meeting) recently and saw 3 historic maps of the Town up on the wall where there had been none before. A closer inspection made me realise that one of them was from the lady I whom I had spoken to a few months ago.

I love maps, always have done since I discovered Ordnance Survey maps as a late teenager for country walking. Here are the 3 on display in Maghull Town Hall:-

This is the one (above) the lady mentioned to me, it’s dated October 1933 and intriguingly said to be the work of the ‘Maghull Advisory Committee’. James Longridge, whose name appears on the map as the Hon Sec of this committee was also Chairman of Maghull Parish Council from 1934 to 1938. My guess is that it was put together as part of the work to significantly expand Maghull in the 1930’s and after WW2.

The Town had other periods of rapid development in the 1960’s and 70’s and it is all happening again with the vast urban extension to the east of the Town having been designated for @1600 additional houses and business premises via the Sefton Council Local Plan adopted in April 2017.

This one is a 1908 Ordnance Survey map

I’m struggling to make out the date properly on this map but think it is 1840 – correct me if I’m wrong please.

Really pleased that Maghull Town Council has displayed these historic maps as they are a part of the heritage of a community that I lived in for 43 years and represented as a councillor for 30 years.

Click on the maps to enlarge them

3 thoughts on “Maghull – Historic maps on display in Town Hall

  1. Frank says:

    Hi Tony,
    I got these maps from Dr Rowlands last year and had them professionally enlarged and donated them to the council who have recently framed them. There is a fascinating key ( Field names and ownership) to all the fields which does not seem to be on display yet. If you are interested I could send you a copy of the PDF files and a brilliant online link which shows Old maps of Maghull Transposed over a current day map of the area.

    All the best, Frank

    • Well done Frank, maybe your two need a little notice on them saying who donated them. Yes please let me have the PDF’s.

      • Frank says:

        Ha ha no thanks I don’t need that kind of notoriety! Anyway it was Dr Rowlands great research determination. The maps are also Easily and freely available from the Crosby library archive department, but they are a bit reluctant about copying them due to potential photocopying damage.

        I will send the PDFs and the online link over the weekend. All the best, Frank

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