Historic maps of Camden

The collection includes reproductions of early London maps, together with other street plans of London, Ordnance Survey maps, parish maps, bomb damage maps, Goad insurance plans, street and district maps, sale catalogue plans and architectural drawings.

London and Holborn

Holborn is shown on many early views and maps of London. The Centre holds copies of most of these. They include:

LONDON
Van de Wynegaerde, View of London, 1550.

LONDON
R. Agas, 1560. Scale 28 inches: 1 mile.

LONDON
W. Morgan, London etc actually surveyed…, 1682.

ST ANDREW HOLBORN PARISH
From J. Strype, Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, c. 1720, 1755.

ST GILES IN THE FIELDS PARISH
From J. Strype, Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, c. 1720, 1755.

LONDON
J. Rocque, Plan of the Cities of London, Westminster and Southwark, 1746. Scale 26 inches: 1 mile.

LONDON
J. Horwood, Plan of London and Westminster, 1792-1799. Scale 26 inches: 1 mile.

LONDON
C. & J. Greenwood, 1828. Scale 8 inches: 1 mile.

ST GILES IN THE FIELDS PARISH AND ST GEORGE BLOOMSBURY PARISHES
C.J.J. Mair, 1866. Scale approx. 1 inch: 200ft.

Some of the above maps also cover parts of St Pancras parish.

Hampstead

BELSIZE MANOR
1679.

HAMPSTEAD PARISH TRIGOMETRIC SURVEY
1680.

HAMPSTEAD MANOR
J. Ellis, 1762. Scale approx. 1: 2,000. With accompanying field book.
[Copy of originals held at London Metropolitan Archives www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/lma]

HAMPSTEAD PARISH
J. Newton, 1814. Scale approx. 1: 9,000.

HAMPSTEAD PARISH TITHE MAP
1839. Scale approx. 1: 2,000.
[Copy of original held at the National Archives www.nationalarchives.gov.uk]

St Pancras

CANTELOWES DEMESNE LANDS PARLIAMENTARY SURVEY
1649.
[Copy of original]

ST PANCRAS PARISH
1801 (J. Tompson), 1804 (J. Tompson) with terrier book, 1834 (Davies), 1849, 1850, 1860, 1868, 1874, 1880, 1893.

Ordnance Survey maps

Pre World War II maps

6 INCHES: 1 MILE (1: 10,560. Replaced by 1: 10,000 series)
1862-1873, 1893-1895, 1911-1914, 1938. Whole borough (gaps).

12 INCHES: 1 MILE (1: 5,280)
1848-1851. Camden Town, Euston and Holborn. Skeleton survey.

25 INCHES: 1 MILE (approx. 1: 2,500)
1865-1874, 1891-1894, 1910s-1920s (Land Registry series), 1930s (London County Council revision). Whole borough (gaps).

60 INCHES: 1 MILE (1: 1,056)
1848-1851. Hampstead Heath and Highgate. Skeleton Survey.
1865-1874, 1891-1894, 1910s-1920s (Land Registry series), 1930s (London County Council revision). Whole borough (gaps).

Post World War II maps

1: 10,000 (approx. 6 inches: 1 mile. Older sheets in this series at scale 1: 10,560)
1951 to date. Whole borough (gaps).

1: 2,500 (approx. 25 inches: 1 mile)
1946 to date. Whole borough (gaps).

1: 1,250 (approx. 50 inches: 1 mile)
1946 to date. Whole borough (gaps).

ADMINISTRATIVE MAPS (1: 25,000 and 1: 63,360)
1947 to date. Camden and Greater London areas.

Goad Insurance plans

Scale 1 inch: 40 feet
Dates vary from 1886-1960. Available on microfilm. Indexed for streets in Camden.

Bomb damage maps

Facsimile copies of maps covering Camden area. Produced by London County Council Architect's Department using 25 inches: 1 mile Ordnance Survey maps colour coded to show damage by enemy action.

[Copy of originals held at London Metropolitan Archives - www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/lma]

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