The National Library of Scotland have published online highly detailed Ordnance Survey maps for much of Great Britain. Maps for Southport go right back to 1848 which gives us a unique opportunity to peer into the past and see where the Sandgrounders have plied their trade over the years.
The maps available are as follows:
Surveyed: 1845 to 1846
(obviously a football ground will not appear on this one!)
Surveyed: 1889 to 1892
For 3 years following their formation Southport played at a sports ground in Sussex Road.
The Sandgrounders moved home in 1884 and played at two different grounds in Scarisbrick New Road )