Maps and Plans

The 1685 Survey of Preston

A detailed survey of Preston was carried out at the end of the 17th century and the surveyors’ sketch plans have been preserved. Internal evidence suggests they were produced in 1685 and they have been loosely attributed to the antiquarian Richard Kuerden, although this is doubtful. The plans include the name of the owner/occupier of each property.

Contents of this section include:
An introduction to the survey
1685 plan
Plans of the following areas:
Church Street lower
Church Street upper and Stoneygate
Fishergate
Friargate lower
Friargate upper
Main Sprit Weind
Market Square
St John’s Street area


A 17th-century Lancashire road map

A series of maps and rough sketch maps that were discovered at the same time as the above plan of Preston:

Introduction
Standish to Preston
Bamber Bridge to Cadley Moor
Ribbleton to Inglewhite and beyond via Goosnargh
Lea to Poulton
Broughton to Ellel
River Brock to Garstang


The 1774 Survey of Preston

A survey of Preston was prepared in 1774 together with a plan. They provide a wonderfully detailed picture of the landscape on the eve of its transformation by industrialisation.

Introduction
The Survey
Analysis


Domesday Preston

An attempt at a reconstruction of the Preston landscape and communications in the late 11th century can be found here

2 thoughts on “Maps and Plans

  1. Hi Christopher, Did you have a relative called John who lived at 215 in about 1915. Does your family have any history with Kildare in Ireland. It is for some research I am doing on a man called Edward Geraghty who knew this John at 215. Thank you gerard

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