Publisher: Alan Godfrey Maps
Series: Old Ordnance Survey Maps
Format: Folded Map
These 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.
There are two versions of this map. The map covers the area around and to the south of the Royal Victoria Dock including the many wharves of Silvertown. Just the waterfront of the south shore of the Thames is shown, including Angerstein's Wharf.
The attractive 1867 map shows the area at an early stage, with the Victoria Dock quite recently opened (in 1855), the graving dock, also Silvertown works of India Rubber Gutta Percha co, and St Mark's Church.
The 1893 map shows much more development. These include Odam's Wharf, Clyde Wharf, Hall's Wharf, Plaistow Wharf, Manhattan Wharf, Prince Regent's Wharf, and Tay Wharf. Also various works or factories, including the sugar refineries of Henry Tate and Abram Lyle, whose firms merged in 1921. At Crescent Wharf is the chemical works of Brunner Mond, later an explosives works which exploded in 1917. Other features include North Woolwich Road and many warehouses, railway sidings, and a few cramped streets of terraces. This map has a small scale map on the back showing most of the wharves in 1912, all the way down to Erith.
The map links up with London Sheets 66 Canning Town to the north, 79 West India Docks to the west, 81 North Woolwich to the east, and 93 Charlton to the south.
|Canning Town & Custom House 1914||Alan Godfrey Maps||£ 2.50|
|Poplar 1914||Alan Godfrey Maps||£ 2.50|
|Plaistow 1894||Alan Godfrey Maps||£ 2.50|
|Canning Town & Custom House 1894||Alan Godfrey Maps||£ 2.50|
|A Street Map of London 1843 Folded Map||Old House Books||£ 9.99|
|East Ham & Barking 1894 (London Sheet 44.2)||Alan Godfrey Maps||£ 2.50|