Old Ordnance Survey Maps of London
These detailed maps maps normally cover an area of about one and a half miles by one mile. Each map includes an introduction. The London maps link up with those for Middlesex to form a major series for the Greater London area. They
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Here are the details of maps for Plaistow:
London Sheet 54.1 Plaistow 1867 - published 2005; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-84151-850-3
London Sheet 54.2 Plaistow 1894 - published 1986; intro by Janice Brooker. ISBN.978-0-85054-062-8
London Sheet 54.3 Plaistow 1914 - published 2010; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-84784-437-8
London Sheet 54.4 Plaistow 1939 - published 2020; intro by Alan Tony Kirby. ISBN.978-1-84784-310-4
We have published four versions of this map. Each covers the same area, from the East London Cemetery and Geere Road eastward to St
Bernards Road; and from Crescent Road and Upton Park station southward to Whitwell Road. Much of the map is part of West Ham UD, but an eastern section
is in East Ham. Features(taken from the 1894 map) include Plaistow station and the LTS railway works; High Street, The Broadway, Greengate Street, then a long
stretch of the Barking Road, Green Street, Blind Lane; a stretch of the Northern Outfall Sewer; tramways, West Ham smallpox hospital. Many streets are only partly
built up in 1894.
The 1867 map shows Plaistow in its last days as a country village, and provides a fascinating contrast with the later maps. By contrast, the 1914 and 1939 maps show the area almst completely built up.
The maps include extracts from early directories and each includes a specially written introduction to the history of the area.
The map links up with London Sheets 43 Forest Gate to the north, 53 Bow to the west, and 66 Canning Town to the south;
and to Essex sheet 86.07 East Ham & Barking South to the east.
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Maps in the Godfrey Edition are taken from the 25 inch to the mile map and reduced to about 15 inches to the mile.
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