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February 25, 2011

Follow Friday: Old London Maps

Filed under: DAILY BLOGGING THEMES, Follow Friday — Tags: , , , — rootsresearcher @ 11:06 pm

I was pottering about on the internet looking for maps at the times when my ancestors were living in certain places.

By chance I came across Old London Maps and am very pleased to have found it!

In their own words they say:  “This site is not just about maps. We have hundreds of articles about, and views of, historical London”.  

It’s a very interesting site.  They have maps from the medieval to the 17th Century, Maps from the 18th Century and Maps from the 19th Century.

They also have a section called Articles on, and Views of, old London and then list items they have in different sections such as:

Churches, Abbeys and Monasteries

Streets, Squares and Gates

Houses in and about London

Palaces, Mansions and Gardens

Prisons

Inns, Taverns and Clubs

Guilds and Trades

and many more things besides.  It’s a fascinating site and if you have ancestors during any of the time periods they have maps for in London, then it is well worth a look.  Actually, even if you don’t have ancestors in London, it’s a great site to just look at and maybe learn a few things about olde worlde London.

I am copying one of their maps here to give you an idea of what you will see and can download.  I hope they won’t mind me showing it here!!

This image is St. Giles in the Fields During the Thirteenth Century.

Image from Old London Maps – copyright Sara Douglass Enterprises

 

 

 

 

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