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
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.