Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Waltham Forest


We have very good coverage for the London Borough of Waltham Forest, which was formed in 1965 from the Municipal Boroughs of Chingford, Leyton and Walthamstow, and transferred from Essex to Greater London. The area includes maps from both our London and Essex series, which link up with each other. All maps are available from our On-line Mapshop.

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.


These are the principal maps for Waltham Forest in our London series:

  • 14a Walthamstow (West) 1894 - published 2010; intro by Alan Godfrey - ISBN.978-1-84784-432-3 Part Coloured
  • 14b Walthamstow (West) 1913 - published 1988; intro by Jonathan Evans. ISBN.978-0-85054-206-6
  • 14c Walthamstow (West) 1936 - published 2016; intro by Tony Kirby. ISBN.978-1-84784-969-4
  • 15a Walthamstow (East) 1894 - published 2010; intro by Alan Godfrey - ISBN.978-1-84784-425-5 Part Coloured
  • 15b Walthamstow (East) 1914 - published 1988; intro by Jonathan Evans. ISBN.978-0-85054-166-3
  • 15c Walthamstow (East) 1939 - published 2016; intro by Tony Kirby. ISBN.978-1-84784-970-0
  • 16a Snaresbrook 1894 - published 1998; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-0-85054-021-7
  • 16b Snaresbrook 1939 - published 2016; intro by Isobel Watson. ISBN.978-1-84784-958-8
  • 22a Walthamstow Marshes 1894 - published 1986; intro by Lyn Arlotte. ISBN.978-0-85054-033-9
  • 22b Walthamstow Marshes 1913 - published 1988; intro by Jonathan Evans. ISBN.978-1-84784-045-5
  • 23a Leytonstone & Leyton 1893 - published 2008; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-84784-193-3
  • 23b Leytonstone & Leyton 1915 - published 1988; intro by Jonathan Evans. ISBN.978-0-85054-189-2
  • 24a Wanstead 1894 - published 2007; intro by Tony Clifford. ISBN.978-1-84151-975-3
  • 24b Wanstead 1915 - published 1992; intro by Isobel Watson. ISBN.978-0-85054-487-9
  • 32a Leyton 1863-67 - published 2007; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-84784-021-9
  • 32b Leyton 1894 - published 1985; intro by Jonathan Evans. ISBN.978-0-85054-032-1
  • 32c Leyton 1914 - published 1992; intro by Isobel Watson. ISBN.978-0-85054-486-2
  • 33a Wanstead Flats 1893 - published 1986; intro by Janice Brooker. ISBN.978-0-85054-035-2
  • 33b Wanstead Flats 1915 - currently out of print


    These are the principal maps for Waltham Forest in our Essex series:

  • 69.09n Chingford Green 1914 - published 1998; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-0-85054-984-3
  • 69.10n Buckhurst Hill 1914 - published 2000; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-84151-141-2
  • 69.13n Chingford Hatch 1914 - published 2008; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-84784-130-8
  • 69.14n Woodford Wells 1914 - published 2008; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-84784-131-5
  • 78.01n Highams Park & Hale End 1914- published 2008; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-84784-155-1
  • 78.02n Woodford 1915 - published 2008; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-84784-089-9


    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 (Coloured editions £ 3.50). For a full list of English maps, return to the England page

    You can order maps direct from our On-line Mapshop. They are also available from various local outlets.


    Alan Godfrey Maps, Prospect Business Park, Leadgate, Consett, DH8 7PW. Tel 01207 583388
    The Godfrey Edition / sales@alangodfreymaps.co.uk / 17 May 2016