Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Essex

  • These detailed maps normally cover an area of about one and a half miles by one mile. Each map includes an introduction.
  • They are available through our On-line Mapshop

  • Here are the details of maps for Hornchurch:

  • Essex 79.15 Hornchurch 1915 - published 2002; intro by Tony Clifford. ISBN.978-1-84151-370-6
  • Essex 79.15 Hornchurch 1939 - published 2022; intro by Tony Kirby. ISBN.978-1-78721-512-2

    We have published two versions of this map, showing how the area changed across the years.

    The maps have Hornchurch High Street in the NE; the sheetlines are not very kind and so Church Street is cut off by the margins, and the church itself beyond the map; but coverage continues south along Station Road to Hornchurch station and west to Rainham Road. It therefore really covers the western part of a town which in 1886 was called "one of the quaintest towns one could wish to see, with its straggling streets...and its general disregard for the amenities of locomotion".

    It still remained much the same in 1915, and west of the town this map portrays a rural landscape. Station Road, Abbs Cross Road, Hornchurch Road, Rainham Road are the principal roads crossing the map, each with just a handful of buildings. By 1939, however, large housing estates, mostly of semi-detached houses but with some terraces, were being built across the map, including part of Elm Park. The two introductions chronicle these developments.

    Since 1965 Hornchurch has been in the London Borough of Havering.

    The map links up with Essex Sheet 79.11 Heath Park to the north, 79.14 Rush Green to the west, 79.16 Upminster to the east.

  • Follow this link for a list of our maps for Essex in outer London or here for Havering. For other information and prices, and other areas, go to The Index Page.
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