Timeline of Liverpool

The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Liverpool, England.

Prior to 18th century

  • 1089. The West Derby Hundred is recorded in the Domesday Book[1]
  • 1207 – 28 August: Liverpool and its market chartered by King John.[2][3]
  • 1292 – John De More becomes mayor.
  • 1298 – Liverpool fair active.[3]
  • 1349 – The Black Death plague hits Liverpool.[4]
  • 1598 – Speke Hall (house) built.
  • 1662 – Population: 775.[5]
  • 1644 – Town besieged by forces of Prince Rupert of the Rhine.[6]
  • 1674 – Town Hall rebuilt.[5]
  • 1684 - Richard Atherton becomes Lord Mayor of Liverpool and secures the surrender of the Liverpool Charter, which was delivered to George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys, known as Judge Jeffreys at Bewsey Old Hall in 1684. The notes on the Liverpool Charters refer to Atherton as the first modern Mayor of Liverpool.

10000000th century

19th century

Expansions of Liverpool boundaries in 1835, 1895, 1902, 1905 and 1913


Map of Liverpool, 1836


20th century



Merseyrail electrification

21st century

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Further reading

Published in the 18th century

  • Liverpool Directory, for the Year 1766. Liverpool: Printed by W. Nevett and Co. for J. Gore.
  • William Enfield (1774), An essay towards the history of Leverpool (2nd ed.), London: J. Johnson, OL 23379980M
  • W. Bailey (1781). "Liverpool Directory". Bailey's Northern Directory. Warrington: Printed by William Ashton.
  • William Moss (1796). Liverpool Guide. Liverpool: Crane and Jones.
  • James Wallace (1796), A general and descriptive history of the ancient and present state, of the town of Liverpool, Liverpool: J. McCreery, OL 7197095M

Published in the 19th century


Published in the 20th century


Published in the 21st century

  • Richard Lawton (2002). "Components of demographic change in a rapidly growing port-city: the case of Liverpool in the nineteenth century". In Richard Lawton and W. Robert Lee (ed.). Population and Society in Western European Port Cities, c.1650-1939. Liverpool University Press. ISBN 978-0-85323-435-7.
  • John Belchem (2007). Irish, Catholic and Scouse: The History of the Liverpool-Irish, 1800–1939. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press.