Maps

Much of the history and changing shape of the moors can be best illustrated and learned from historic mapping.  These are our primary historical resources, taken from surveys over the years, where we see roads and waterways added, farmsteads disappearing, and landscapes changing not quite beyond recognition.

Click any of the maps below for a zoom view…

Yates Map of 1786 was the first detailed mapping of Lancashire:

Yates Map of 1786 was the first accurate mapping undertaken in Lancashire.

Yates Map of 1786 was the first accurate mapping undertaken in Lancashire.

Hennet Maps – George Hennet surveyed in 1828-29 and released his maps in 1830, he only mapped Lancashire to my knowledge:

Hennet's maps of 1829 are fall between the Yates and Ordnance Survey prints.

Hennet’s maps of 1829 are fall between the Yates and Ordnance Survey prints.

Another Hennet Map:

We present two Hennet maps to cover the full extent of Anglezarke.

We present two Hennet maps to cover the full extent of Anglezarke.

Greenwood Edition maps were the first that could be classed as “high quality”:

Chris and John Greenwood mapped the UK during the 1820's to a very high standard.

Chris and John Greenwood mapped the UK during the 1820’s to a very high standard.

Ordnance Survey First Edition mapping was useful but not of the detail we are used to now.  It is still worth looking at for historic purposes as the accuracy is renowned:

OS First Edition mapping was completed in the 1890's and has been updated continuously to this day.

OS First Edition mapping was completed in the 1890’s and has been updated continuously to this day.

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