Beating the Bounds
St Faith's parish boundaries, and the streets within
in the year of our church's consecration and today.
St Faith's in
The parish was carved out of surrounding parishes, but in
the early years the only concentrated urban building was to
SW of the church (the 'Tree' roads and the 'Dales') and
the houses around Merchant Taylors' School.
To the east lay open fields, although the line of Stuart
Road existed, as did Marldon and Grosvenor Avenues.
Crosby House Farm and Carrfield Dairy are shown to the N.E. The
fields merge into what is now
the Rimrose Valley country park, and the Leeds-Liverpool canal
may be seen bottom right.
Victoria Park was created in 1902 and the
roads to the north
of Myers Road West weren't laid out until much later (1925
This map, our sleuth John Woodley says, is in fact a
cobbled together version of two maps from different periods.
The northern section is from 1907 and the southern area
(Waterloo) is from 1925. He has taken cartographer's licence
several streets in the parish to take it back to its probable
appearance in 1900.