About the project

We are adding historical maps of London from every decade between 1800 and 1940, a period when London expanded from a city which did not extend beyond Mayfair, Vauxhall, Bethnal Green or Bermondsey.

During the Napoleanic Wars at the beginning of this period, Regent’s Park was still countryside and taking the waters of Kilburn was the height of fashion. Our mapping ends at the dawn of the Second World War with London having expanded to its modern size – the Green Belt legislation put paid to further expansion.

At the moment we are covering the postal areas NW6, W10 and W11. Some of NW3, NW10 and W9 is also covered.

There are two parts of the website – click maps anywhere in the website to focus on historical mapping or explore the blogs above or below. Click HOME at any time to reload this page:


kilburn KILBURN
The area of NW6 which lies either side of the Edgware Road.
Focus on the heart of W10. Includes Ladbroke Grove, Kensal Town and Latimer Road
nottinghillgate NOTTING HILL
The area which contains the W11 postcode and includes Notting Hill itself, Notting Dale and Notting Hill Gate.
Centred around West End Lane, this part of NW6 includes West Hampstead and Fortune Green.

The execution of Charles I

King Charles’s decapitation was scheduled for Tuesday, 30 January 1649. Two of his children remained in England under the control of the Parliamentarians: Elizabeth and Henry. They were permitted to visit him on 29 January, and he bid them a tearful farewell. The following morning, he called for two shirts to prevent the cold weather …

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Farms within the M25

Enfield, Middlesex Parkside Farm. Still existing. Pick your own fruit and veg June – October Rectory Farm. Still existing. Clay pigeon shooting. Greenford, Middlesex Horsenden Farm. Grazing continues in Long and Home Mead, the medieval fields under Horsenden Hill managed by Ealing Council. Harefield, Middlesex Battlers Wells Farm, Jackets Lane. Still existing. Bourne Farm. Still …

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