Old Maps of Chester

Historic Maps of Chester and environs, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and by renowned Victorian cartographer Samuel Lewis.

More maps coming soon!

We are busy behind the scenes preparing more 1:50,000 mapping from other years which will appear here.

We were married in 1961 and had our reception and evening "do" in the Bear and Billet which is still remembered by all.

My mother Mary Burghall (married name Davies) was born in Chester as were three other generations which I have traced back to 1700s. My mother remembers well swimming in the Dee. She and her friends would walk across the medows near Allington Place and swim right across the river. One of the friends fixed a rope swing (...Read full memory)