Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Islington


We have very good coverage for the London Borough of Islington, which was formed in 1965 from the Metropolitan Boroughs of Finsbury and Islington.

The following titles are all taken from the OS 25" maps and reduced to a scale of approximately 14 inches to the mile. They are extremely detailed, showing individual houses, details such as railway tracks, pathways, pubs, factories and even minutiae such as fountains and signal posts. Each covers an area of a mile and a half by one mile, and includes an introduction. Click on the links below for further details. All maps are available from our On-line Mapshop.


These are the detailed maps for Islington in our London series. Several also include substantial sections of adjacent boroughs.

  • 19.1 Highgate 1869 - published 2003; intro by Pamela Taylor.
  • 19.2 Highgate 1894 - published 1996; intro by Pamela Taylor.
  • 19.3 Highgate 1913 - published 1995; intro by Pamela Taylor.
  • 20.1 Finsbury Park & Stroud Green 1870 - published 2009; intro by Alan Godfrey.
  • 20.2 Finsbury Park & Stroud Green 1894 - published 1996; intro by David Mander.
  • 20.3 Finsbury Park & Stroud Green 1912 - published 1986; intro by Ian Murray.
  • 28.2 Gospel Oak 1894 - published 2003; intro by Alan A Jackson.
  • 28.3 Gospel Oak 1912 - published 1990; intro by Wendy Cawthorne.
  • 29.1 Upper Holloway 1869 - published 1999; intro by David Mander.
  • 29.2 Upper Holloway 1894 - published 1995; intro by David Mander.
  • 29.3 Upper Holloway 1914 - published 1986; intro by Jim Connell.
  • 38.1 Kentish Town & Camden 1870 - published 2000; intro by Aidan Flood.
  • 38.2 Kentish Town & Camden 1894 - published 2012; intro by Pamela Taylor.
  • 38.3 Kentish Town & Camden 1913 - published 1986, 2nd edition 2016; intro by Pamela Taylor.
  • 39.1 Highbury & Islington 1871 - published 1990; intro by David Mander.
  • 39.2 Highbury & Islington 1894 - published 1990; intro by Alan Godfgrey.
  • 39.3 Highbury & Islington 1914 - published 1985; intro by Jim Connell.
  • 40.1 Dalston 1870 - published 1987; intro by David Mander.
  • 40.2 Dalston 1894- published 1992; intro by Jenny Golden.
  • 40.3 Dalston 1913- published 1985, 2nd Edition 1995; intro by Isobel Watson.
  • 50.1 Clerkenwell, King's Cross & The Angel 1871 - published 1991; intro by Alan Godfrey.
  • 50.2 Clerkenwell, King's Cross & The Angel 1894 - published 1994; intro by Alan Godfrey.
  • 50.3 Clerkenwell, King's Cross & The Angel 1914 - published 1985, 2nd Edition 1994; intro by Isobel Watson.
  • 51.1 Shoreditch 1872 - published 1987; intro by Bettie S Knott.
  • 51.2 Shoreditch 1893 - published 1985, 2nd edition 2015; intros by Jean Wait & Pamela Taylor.
  • 51.3 Shoreditch 1914 - published 1989; intro by Isobel Watson.


    Some parts of Islington are also covered in our London Large Scale series. These are taken from the highly detailed five foot plans, and reduced to 'a yard to the mile':

  • London LS 7.34 Pentonville & The Angel 1871 - published 2004; intro by Isobel Watson.
  • London LS 7.56 Finsbury Square 1873 - published 1994; intro by Alan Godfrey.

    Most maps in the Godfrey Edition are taken from the 25 inch to the mile map and reduced to about 15 inches to the mile. They cost just £ 3.00 each. For a full list of English maps, return to the England page

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