A 17th-century Lancashire road map – Standish to Preston

See introduction for a discussion of the provenance, dating and significance of the map displayed here and other maps in the collection that have been put on line. Email for a GPX file of the route that can be imported to various mapping programs (I can’t work out how to add it to WordPress).

Section of a 17th-century road map of Lancashire from Standish to Preston

Route from Standish to Prestonin Lancashire shown on the Open Street Map and Yates 1786 map
The route from Standish to Preston shown on the modern Open Street Map, courtesy of OSM contributors, and the corresponding section of Yates’s 1786 map of Lancashire (https://www3.lancashire.gov.uk/environment/oldmap/Yates/index.asp).

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