Old Maps of Leicester

Map of Medieval Leicester

Map of Medieval Leicester. In medieval times Leicester lay mainly within its stone walls, but suburbs stretched along the main roads outside each of its four gates.

An artists impression of Medieval Leicester. Taken from the book 'Visions of Ancient Leicester' © University of Leicester Archaelogical Services 2011

An artists impression of Medieval Leicester. Taken from the book 'Visions of Ancient Leicester' © University of Leicester Archaelogical Services 2011

Map of Leicester from 1722. The walls and four gates were eventually pulled down in 1774 to ease traffic congestion.

Map of Leicester from 1722. The walls and four gates were eventually pulled down in 1774 to ease traffic congestion.