north Manchester

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Public space maps

map of council owned public space in Manchester: 1897 (dark green), 1938 (brown, with council housing in yellow); 1945 (light green)

Cropper/Osborne Street – the most radical street in Manchester?:

Hear me discuss the radical history of Cropper Street on North Manchester Radio on Hannah’s Bookshelf, 19 February 2019:

Cropper Street was isolated but also a thoroughfare. Footpaths on the 1794 Green’s map of Manchester, overlain over the 1849 1st edition OS map, showing how they crossed over what became Osborne Street (on their way to St George’s Fields), but then were extinguished by the railway:

map of footpaths on os map
1st edn OS map of Manchester, 1849, with footpaths overlain from 1794 Green’s map

Maps in progress:


1880 map of the sanitary districts of Manchester – University of Manchester digitised collections

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