Publisher: Alan Godfrey Maps
Series: Old Ordnance Survey Maps
Format: Folded Map
The publishers have more than 2,400 maps in their series of Old Ordnance Survey Map reprints, some 500 of them in the London area. The maps are highly detailed. They are taken from the OS 1:2,500 (or 25 inch) maps and reduced to about 15 inches to the mile. They show streets with individual houses, tram tracks, railway tracks and even signals, factories, wharves and such details as fountains and water troughs. They will provide hours of fascination for historians and genealogists. The maps are neatly folded and each includes a specially written introduction to the area.
The Kent series maps are centred on the village - and later town - centre of Beckenham. The earliest map was surveyed in 1861 but was updated to 1871 to include railways. Features include Coperscope, Beckenham station (still with an overall roof), and the map stretches as far as New Beckenham Junction to the north. Westward the map stretches to the boundary with Penge, eastward it reaches Foxgrove. This is an attractive map of Beckenham as development was just beginning. The companion map showing it in 1930 provides a fascinating illustration of how the village developed into a town.
The map links up with Kent Sheets 7.14 Anerley & Penge to the west and 7.16 Bromley to the east.
|Bromley 1861||Alan Godfrey Maps||£ 2.50|
|Anerley & Penge 1868 (Kent Sheet 7.14)||Alan Godfrey Maps||£ 2.50|
|Crystal Palace, Anerley & Upper Norwood 1894||Alan Godfrey Maps||£ 2.50|
|Catford 1914||Alan Godfrey Maps||£ 2.50|
|Brockley 1868||Alan Godfrey Maps||£ 2.50|
|Lewisham 1894||Alan Godfrey Maps||£ 2.50|