Map plotting the Cholera Victims of 1849, Newcastle-under-Lyme

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Date:1849 - 1890 (c.)

Description:Using a map produced by Robert Malabar in 1875, somebody in the late 1800s plotted the houses of the victims of the 1849 Cholera outbreak.

The red/brown dots on the original map are hard to see as the ink has faded over time.
Even with the zoom function on Staffordshire Past Track it is very difficult to see the red dots which have been added to the properties inhabited by the victims - so we have added sections of the map so that you can zoom in and look a little closer at those.

This map sparked a research project carried out in 2017-2019 to learn more about the 241 victims of the 1849 cholera outbreak. From this we know that not all the houses inhabited by the victims are plotted on the map.
The research was compiled by Andrew Dobraszczyc and a group of dedicated volunteers.
To view their research click on the PDF attachments below.

This was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.


The timeline shows resources around this location over a number of years.

Dicken's Toy shop and Stationers, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Dicken's Toy shop and Stationers, Newcastle-under-Lyme

64 Penkhull Street (now High Street)and Paradise Street and now (correct at time ...

Penkhull Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Penkhull Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

At the time of this photograph these buildings were located on what was then known ...

View of the market on High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
View of the market on High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

View of High Street looking south.