Maps of Cumbria

 

Maps of the Solway, all from George Neilson's Annals of the Solway until A.D. 1307, published in 1899.

  • Sketch map showing the Solway.

  • The landward end of the Solway, from a map of the "Debateable Land" dated 1552.
    A crude map of the Solway from the 14th century.

  • The Solway from Aglionby's "Platt" of 1590.

  • The Solway from Crawford's map of 1832.

Carlisle

  • Carlisle, from Lyson's Magna Britannia, published in 1815, but dating from earlier days. Map by Cadell & Davies.

  • A plan of the cathedral, from Jollie's Cumberland Guide and Directory 1811.

  • From Jollie's Cumberland Guide & Directory, 1811. The map of Carlisle is too large to scan in one piece. Accordingly, there are two overlapping maps, covering the left and right halves. These are rather large, and the suggestion is made that, once downloaded, you right-click the image and save it to your hard disk.

  • The National Library of Scotland can supply a photocopy of Wood's splendid map of Carlisle, dating from 1821, at a cost of about 5 (including UK postage). They can be contacted at maps@nls.uk.
    If contacting them by mail, their address is National Library of Scotland, Map Library, Causewayside Building, 33 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH9 1SL.

Cumbria

  • A map of Carlisle Diocese, which is effectively the same as modern Cumbria. This map is taken from Richard Ferguson's Diocesan Histories - Carlisle, published in 1889.

Whitehaven

  • From Jollie's Cumberland Guide & Directory, 1811. The map of Whitehaven is too large to scan in one piece. Accordingly, there are four overlapping maps, covering the top-left, top-right, bottom-left, and bottom-right quarters. These are rather large, and the suggestion is made that, once downloaded, you right-click the image and save it to your hard disk.

Workington

  • From Jollie's Cumberland Guide & Directory, 1811. The map of Workington is too large to scan in one piece. Accordingly, there are two overlapping maps, covering the left and right halves.

 

 

 
 

Note.

Historic maps (100-150 years old) are available on-line at http://www.old-maps.co.uk/


25 April 2008

Steve Bulman