A Plan of Manchester and Salford

A Plan of  Manchester and Salford
Photograph taken c1650 © Historic England Archive ref: op13050

This plan was 'taken about 1650' and has labels A - L showing the location of different buildings. This includes a Cock Pit where the blood sport of cock fighting took place. A conduit is a part of a water supply. There is a church drawn in the centre of both places. They are shown connected by a bridge. Shading shows where the built up areas are - they closely follow the roads. The area is still mainly fields with some formal gardens marked. Early maps did not always have North at the top as a modern map would.

Location

Greater Manchester

Period

Stuart (1603 - 1713)

Tags

map plan field road garden church drawing