12 wonderfully named lost streets that vanished off Liverpool map - including Fairy Street and Crooked Lane

If you look for these Liverpool streets now, you’ll struggle to find them.

Originally founded by King John in 1207, Liverpool once consisted of just seven medieval streets. Now filled with thousands of roads, lanes and thoroughfares - including some world famous ones - it’s one of the UK’s most-loved cities, with a rich and vibrant history and culture.

While six of the seven original streets can still be walked along today - though some do bear new names - other important or wonderfully named streets that were developed in the centuries after Liverpool’s inception have vanished.

Noted in old records of the city’s residents, or featured on maps from the 17th, 18th, 19th and even 20th century, the streets that were once home to our ancestors have now disappeared completely.

As Liverpool grew to become the city we cherish today, many streets were sadly lost along the way and in some cases residents were even forced to vacate their family homes. While some streets can still be located under new names, with a simple internet search, others have been completely demolished to make way for new developments and can only be found by scouring the old census archives and analysing old maps.

Here at LiverpoolWorld, we have compared modern day and yesteryear maps to find some of our once loved streets that have disappeared.

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