2009: A long gap, sorry about that. The site owner has spent the past 2 years battling extreme ill health - the web site has been put on a very, very back burner. Hopefully as health improves we can start ocne again to add maps to this site. Thanks for your patience!
26th 2006: The Marylebone Division of
the Stanford Schoolboard map (including Hampstead, Paddington,
Marylebone, St John's Wood etc) will be coming shortly. Apologies
for the delay.
7th 2006: The
City Division of the Stanford Schoolboard map is now available.
30th 2006: Bowles's
One-Sheet Plan of the Cities of London and Westminster (1806)
has just gone up.
28th 2006: a new aquisition has just
gone up: The London Directory,
or a New & Improved Plan of London, Westminster, & Southwark;
with the Adjacent Country, the New Buildings, the New Roads, and
the alterations by the Opening of New Streets, & Widening,
of Others. Printed for R Wilkinson, at No 58 in Cornhill, London,
27th 2006: Continuing with the Stanford
map segments, working our way through the smaller segments
before we tackle the two massive south London maps ... East
London has now gone up.
21st 2006: The Stanford
map continues to go up in segments. Much of north London and
west London, as well Southwark are now available.
10th 2006: A map of the Thames
between the Tower and Blackwall, giving soundings at low tide,
and showing stairs and windmills. Dating from the late 18th century.
7th 2006: the Stanford
map is now going up, slowly, in segments.
6th 2006: the next map to go up will
be Edward Stanford's School-Board Map of London, 6 inches
to the mile, c. 1875. This is a massive map, and will go up in
4th 2006: new - one of our many panoramas:
the 1845 Grand Panorama of London
31st 2006: We have added a search function
to most of the main pages - a great feature to find what you wish
quickly and easily. Even we've found things we forgot were on
28th 2006: enough new articles have been
added that the Very Big List of
Articles now extends to a page three.
Don't forget that you can also access these articles via the categories
page if you don't feel up to the Very Big List.
starting to put up some articles on the leper hospitals of old
London. We had no idea that Henry VIII built his palace of St
James on the site of the grave of fourteen leprous Saxon virgins.
The things you discover ...
26th 2006: we are starting to add mroe
articles and viewws of London. You will find any new articles
at the end of page 2 of the Big
List. They will also be listed in their various categories.
At the moment, these are mostly articles and views on London's
24th 2006: we have just added a new page
on useful map site links - if you would
like your site added then please email us via the link on that
27th 2006: 500
articles, views etc now up and live. We'll be taking a break
for a few weeks while we're completing another project, but once
that is done we'll be back here full time with many more maps
23rd 2006: By the end of the coming week
we will have added the articles, views etc on historic London
- 500 pages of information and images which will complement the
12th 2006: Just added: R. Newcourt's
"An Exact Delineation
of the Cities of London and Westminster and the Surburbs and
all the throughfares, highways, streets, lanes and common allies";
drawn in 1658 - London as it
was in medieval times.
9th 2006: A
detailed map of London during the reign of Henry VIII before
the dissolution of the monasteries is now live!
will be R. Newcourt's map of Ancient London drawn in 1658. This
is a large map showing medieval London.
7th 2006: Coming by April
14th 2006 - a detailed
map of London during the reign of Henry VIII - early 16th century.
This is a lovely and very large map, and it contains all the outlying
villages as well as central London. We were hunting through drawers
and we suddenly found it. Forgotten we'd had it. Were so delighted
we thought we'd put it up next.
6th 2006: We were overly fatalistic. The Greenwood
is now live.
4th 2006: perhaps we'll unveil the Greenwood map on Monday
April 10th. It is coming along well, but, oh, all those links
... It may well be up by the end of this week, but Monday of next
week at the outside.
this we may need a bit of a break from the large maps (and their
links!), so we have some lovely maps of the parishes of London
from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century that we
can put up.
31st 2006: Also coming within the next two to three weeks
are over 500 articles on Georgian London, mostly from contemporary
sources and mostly incorporating views. Where could we suddenly
whip up 500 articles, you ask? Well ... the bones of this site
comes from a project we started two years ago when we thought
we'd build a site based entirely on the Horwood
Plan and link the articles to Horwood - so we wrote the 500
articles and scanned the views etc and just never got around to
linking them in to the Horwood Plan. We still intend to do this,
but thought we'd also give you the chance of browsing the articles
alphabetically (thus saving you the hassle of going through Horwood
and clicking frantically to find just the thing you're after).
They're already loaded to this site, we just have to do the alphabetical
listing and link them through. Some of them are already available
via the Cary maps.
Greenwood 1828 map (just gorgeous!) is fully scanned - all we
have to do is create the pages and make everything look nice.
Hopefully by the end of next week ...
30th 2006: We've put up a few more Stow
maps ... but have hit a snag. We have all of the parish and ward
plans ... but we have only a relatively few that are loose and
can thus easily be scanned (we have these as duplicates). The
complete collection is bound into the 1720 twin volumes of Stow.
These books are huge and tightly bound, which means they can't
be scanned. We've tried photographing them, but with little success
(the quality is poor). So ... do we bite the bullet and cut them
out for scanning? We're still out on this one.
the meantime we're scanning the Greenwood and it should be up
by the end of next week barring complete system failures.
27th 2006: Well, refreshed but still aghast at how many
pages of Horwood we had to link up, we're back and putting up
more Stow plans of wards
and parishes from 1720. We'll continue this for a week then move
onto the Greenwood of 1828.
19th 2006: The Horwood 1792-1799 Plan
of the Cities of London and Westminster is finally available!
We're taking a break for a few days, so start to expect more maps
from the 27th March.