Insurance maps of Leicester and Leicestershire

Scope and Content

Detailed maps of Leicester city centre and surrounding areas, produced by the Goad company to show insurance risks. One set of maps are largely focussed around factories in the city. Many of these maps were revised in the 1960s to include information on shops. The second set of maps are from 1995 and show shopping centres in the following areas of Leicestershire:

• Ashby De La Zouch
• Coalville
• Hinckley
• Leicester
• Loughborough
• Lutterworth
• Melton Mowbray
• Oadby
• Oakham
• Wigston

The maps are very detailed, containing the names of each individual shop and roads. There are also small information boxes on the bottom of the pages, which contain data on the size of the population and how far the town is from London.

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Goad was a civil engineer and cartographer, who was mainly known for producing large scale detailed maps of cities in Canada and Great Britain. These were mainly produced for fire insurance purposes.

Access Information

Open for general access. External researchers are advised to make an appointment with the Archivist.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The maps are large in size and therefore needed to be handled with care.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Gursharan Hayre, Graduate Champion, January 2018

Conditions Governing Use

Material may be copied for research purposes only, subject to copyright regulations and the condition of the material.

Corporate Names