Alan Godfrey has published two versions of this map, showing how the area changed across the years.
The area covered by this very detailed map was still largely rural in 1895. Lamorbey, a large house with parkland, is in the centre of the map; at the time it was occupied by the publisher E Heinemann. To its SW is the village of Halfway Street, leading down to Sidcup station on the Dartford Loop line. There are some houses on Station Road, along with Holy Trinity church, and Longlands Road, partly built up, is at the foot of the map. Elsewhere there are several small woods - Poulters Spring, Hollyoak Wood, Christians Wood - and a scattering of houses - Penhill, Hurst Cottages - but by the time of the 1931 map large scale housing development was just beginning to arrive.
The map links up with Kent Sheets 8.06 New Eltham to the west, 8.08 Bexley to the east, 8.11 Sidcup to the south and 8.03 Blackfen to the north.
About the 'Alan Godfrey Old Ordnance Survey Maps' Series
Alan Godfrey has so far published over 2,000 of these detailed street maps for towns in England, Wales and Scotland.
The Maps are highly detailed, taken from the old Ordnance Survey 1/2500 scale plans and reprinted at about 14 inches to the mile (1:4,340). Most maps cover about one mile (1.6kms) by one and a half miles (2.4kms) - Adjoining sheets can be assembled together to provide wider coverage.
They cover towns in great detail, showing individual houses and property boundaries, railway tracks, factories, churches, mills, canals, tramways and even minutiae such as dockside cranes, fountains, signal posts, pathways, sheds, wells, etc.
A number of locations are covered by two or three maps, each covering different time periods allowing you to see the development of the area over half a century or more.
In addition, Alan Godfrey are now offering some coloured maps - making use of the original hand-coloured versions from Ordnance Survey.
Alan Godfrey’s reproductions use the sheet reference sequence of the original Ordnance Survey maps which were arranged by county. We have added county and city tags to the vast majority of the maps, using these filters will make it easier to find the map you want! - However, if you are struggling please just get in contact and we will be happy to help.
|Publisher||Alan Godfrey Maps|
|Series||Old Ordnance Survey Maps|
|Product Type||Folded Map|
|Scale||15 inches to 1 mile (1:4,340)|
|Dimensions||Folded: 12x21cm, unfolded: 60x42cm|
|Item weight||0.025 Kg|
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