Old Map of Lancashire by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Manchester, Liverpool, Preston, Blackburn, and Oldham
Old Map of Lancashire by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Manchester, Liverpool, Preston, Blackburn, and Oldham

Old Map of Lancashire by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Manchester, Liverpool, Preston, Blackburn, and Oldham

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Step into a world that intertwines rich history and cartographic artistry with this exquisite 1844 map of Lancashire, meticulously crafted by Samuel Lewis. Beyond its impressive detailing and superb accuracy, this map offers a unique snapshot of a bygone era, displaying settlements in their early development, some of which bear names that have since changed. The Lancashire of the past comes alive in this map, a reminder of the remarkable evolution of our cities, towns, and villages, and the ever-changing human landscape.

Whether you're a history enthusiast, a collector of antique maps, or someone who appreciates the interplay of geography and history, this piece is more than a map—it's a story, a journey through time. You'll discover some modern cities may not appear, or perhaps intriguingly, they're there but under an earlier name. This beautifully preserved artifact serves as a tangible connection to our collective past, providing insights into the formation and growth of the settlements within the county.


  • Manchester (Roman period, around AD 79) - Notable for its significant role during the Industrial Revolution, it was a major centre for textile manufacturing.
  • Liverpool (1207) - Known for its major port, the city played a significant role in transatlantic trade and migration.
  • Preston (1179) - The town is historically significant for the 'Preston Guild', a celebration dating back to 1179.
  • Blackburn (1086) - Documented in the Domesday Book, it became a major textile town during the Industrial Revolution.
  • Oldham (9th century) - Known for its textile industries during the Industrial Revolution.
  • Bolton (12th century) - Famed for its production of textiles, particularly cotton.
  • Wigan (1246) - Historically part of Lancashire, it's known for its coal mining and clock making industries.
  • Rochdale (1086) - Notable for Rochdale Pioneers who started the modern Cooperative movement.
  • Bury (1086) - Known for its open-air market, one of the most successful in the UK.
  • Lancaster (Roman period) - A historic city with a prominent university and a castle.
  • Salford (before 1142) - Known for its historic role as a port and a factory town.
  • Burnley (1122) - Famous for its mills during the Industrial Revolution.
  • Stockport (1170) - A historic town known for its hatting industry.
  • Blackpool (1602) - A famous seaside resort and entertainment hub.
  • Southport (1792) - A popular seaside resort noted for its Victorian architecture.
  • St. Helens (1246) - Known for glassmaking since the 17th century.
  • Morecambe (1846) - Notable as a seaside resort in the Victorian era.
  • Lytham St Annes (7th century) - A popular coastal town known for its golf courses.
  • Ormskirk (1199) - Known for its gingerbread and historic markets.
  • Skelmersdale (1086) - Noted for its growth as a 'New Town' in the 1960s.
  • Darwen (1086) - A historic mill town.
  • Clitheroe (1086) - Famous for Clitheroe Castle, claimed to be the smallest Norman castle in England.
  • Fleetwood (1836) - A Victorian era seaside resort and fishing port.
  • Accrington (1086) - Known for its production of the hardest and densest building bricks in the world.
  • Rawtenstall (late 18th century) - A former mill town known for the East Lancashire Railway.
  • Poulton-le-Fylde (1086) - A small market town known for its historic buildings.
  • Nelson (1846) - Known for its historic cotton mills.
  • Colne (1122) - A vibrant market town located at the end of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
  • Haslingden (12th century) - Known for its wool and cloth weaving industries.
  • Adlington (1086) - A small town known for its three mills during the Industrial Revolution.

Notable Natural Features:

  • The Ribble Valley and River Ribble: Known for their scenic beauty and popular walking routes.
  • The Forest of Bowland: A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • The West Pennine Moors: A large area of moorland and reservoirs popular for hiking.
  • The Leeds and Liverpool Canal: The longest canal in Northern England.

Historical Events (1800-1850):

  • 1819: The Peterloo Massacre occurred in Manchester.
  • 1830: The opening of the Liverpool to Manchester railway, the first to rely exclusively on steam power, have a double track for most of its length and carry both passengers and freight.
  • 1842: The Plug Plot Riots, a general strike by workers spread across Lancashire.
  • 1844: The year of our map's creation. At this time, Lancashire was witnessing the zenith of the Industrial Revolution.

Please double check the images to make sure that a specific town or place is shown on this map. You can also get in touch and ask us to check the map for you.

This map looks great at all sizes: 8x10in (20.5x25.5cm), 12x16in (30.5x41cm), 18x24in (45.5x61cm), 16x20in (40.5x51cm), 24x36in (61x91.5cm), 30x40in (76x101.5cm) and 37x50in (94x127cm), but it looks even better when printed large.

I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 50in (127cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.

The model in the listing images is holding the 18x24in (45.5x61cm) version of this map.

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If you’re looking for something slightly different, check out my main collection of UK and Ireland maps.

Please contact me to check if a certain location, landmark or feature is shown on this map.

This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, Father's Day, work leaving, anniversary or housewarming gift for someone from the areas covered by this map.

This map is available as a giclée print on acid free archival matte paper, or you can buy it framed. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that suits most aesthetics. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame colour or material. My frames are glazed with super-clear museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite), which is significantly less reflective than glass, safer, and will always arrive in perfect condition.

My standard frame is a gallery style black ash hardwood frame. It is simple and quite modern looking. My standard frame is around 20mm (0.8in) wide.

I use super-clear acrylic (perspex/acrylite) for the frame glass. It's lighter and safer than glass - and it looks better, as the reflectivity is lower.

Six standard frame colours are available for free (black, dark brown, dark grey, oak, white and antique gold). Custom framing and mounting/matting is available if you're looking for something else.

Most maps are also available as a framed canvas. The map is printed on matte (not shiny) canvas, stretched over a box frame, and then 'floated' within a simple wood frame. The end result is quite beautiful, and there's no glazing in front of your map.

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Map ageing

I have been asked hundreds of times over the years by customers if they could buy a map that looks even older.

Well, now you can, by selecting Aged before you add a map to your basket.

All the product photos you see on this page show the map in its Original form. This is what the map looks like today.

If you select Aged, I will age your map by hand, using a special and unique process developed through years of studying old maps, talking to researchers to understand the chemistry of aging paper, and of course... lots of practice!

If you're unsure, stick to the Original colour of the map. If you want something a bit darker and older looking, go for Aged.

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I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984. I'm a 5-star Etsy seller. I have sold tens of thousands of maps and have over 4,000 real 5-star reviews.

I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.

Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.

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