West Kilburn

Suburb, existing between 1880 and now

 HOME  ·  ARTICLE  FULLSCREEN  STREETS  RECENT  BLOG  HELP  CONTACT 
54.163.20.57 Advanced
MAPPING YEAR:1750180018301860190019302018Fullscreen map
Suburb · West Kilburn · W9 · Contributed by The Underground Map
JUNE
25
2015
Norman Wisdom - born in Fernhead Road, W9


West Kilburn is the westernmost slice of London W9, centered around Fernhead Road.

West Kilburn is a rather small part of London. Bravington Road forms the boundary of West Kilburn with its neighbour to the west - the Queens Park Estate.

To the north is Queen's Park station itself. Walterton Road and Saltram Crescent forms the eastern boundary with Harrow Road to the south.

Tall 19th century houses are the predominant feature in this area. Many have now been converted to flats.

The area houses two hitherto notorious estates - the Mozart and the South Kilburn in Brent.

Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike Licence



Add your own contribution to West Kilburn.
Ensure that contributions are kept civilised and are not abusive.
We store your comment's IP address and reserve the right to apply bans where community standards are violated.
Please enter your name:
Enter the information you wish to add to West Kilburn:
Please prove that you are a human by typing the text that you see in the picture below.
CAPTCHA Image
Refresh Image
You can completely dispense with this CAPTCHA palava by logging onto our Facebook app.
Contribution type:
 

If you authorise our The Undeground Map Facebook app by clicking the Facebook logo at the top right of the screen, you can add stories, photos and more to this location.
Note that the Undeground Map Facebook app does not post to Facebook on your behalf.
nfhKaree
nfhKaree   
Added: 13 Nov 2018 05:14 GMT   
IP: 46.119.127.157
2:1:907
Post by nfhKaree: Brondesbury

cialis tadalafil buy cialis cialis buy cialis

bsfSloto
bsfSloto   
Added: 12 Nov 2018 23:25 GMT   
IP: 178.159.37.39
2:2:907
Post by bsfSloto: Brondesbury

liquid tadalafil cialis online cialis online buy cialis

ndfEmuts
ndfEmuts   
Added: 12 Nov 2018 11:21 GMT   
IP: 178.159.37.97
2:3:907
Post by ndfEmuts: St George’s Catholic School

generic cialis online cialis buy what is tadalafil online cialis

bfgGluby
bfgGluby   
Added: 11 Nov 2018 07:50 GMT   
IP: 46.118.127.109
2:4:907
Post by bfgGluby: Brondesbury

tadalafil tablets buy cialis online cialis online no prescription tadalafil

bfgGluby
bfgGluby   
Added: 10 Nov 2018 18:49 GMT   
IP: 46.118.127.109
2:5:907
Post by bfgGluby: St George’s Catholic School

tadalafil buy cialis online cialis online online cialis

bfgKaree
bfgKaree   
Added: 10 Nov 2018 03:07 GMT   
IP: 46.119.127.157
2:6:907
Post by bfgKaree: Brondesbury

tadalafil cialis cialis buy cialis canada online cialis

bryGluby
bryGluby   
Added: 7 Nov 2018 22:40 GMT   
IP: 46.118.127.109
2:7:907
Post by bryGluby: St George’s Catholic School

generic cialis online online cialis tadalafil online generic cialis online

wbfEmuts
wbfEmuts   
Added: 6 Nov 2018 02:14 GMT   
IP: 178.159.37.97
2:8:907
Post by wbfEmuts: Brondesbury

tadalafil liquid cheap cialis online purchase cialis online cialis

btfploli
btfploli   
Added: 1 Nov 2018 05:50 GMT   
IP: 46.119.127.157
2:9:907
Post by btfploli: Brondesbury

tadalafil dosage buy generic cialis cialis pills cialis generic

snfinema
snfinema   
Added: 29 Oct 2018 21:37 GMT   
IP: 178.159.37.93
2:10:907
Post by snfinema: Brondesbury

credit debt management personal loans student loan help personal loans bad credit

bsfSloto
bsfSloto   
Added: 28 Oct 2018 14:44 GMT   
IP: 178.159.37.39
2:11:907
Post by bsfSloto: St George’s Catholic School

fast personal loans QUICK CASH ADVANCE LOANS loans cash advance today

bsfEmuts
bsfEmuts   
Added: 28 Oct 2018 05:53 GMT   
IP: 178.159.37.97
2:12:907
Post by bsfEmuts: Brondesbury

quick personal loans bad credit QUICK CASH ADVANCE LOANS fast loans quick cash advance

Online Loans
Online Loans    
Added: 19 Oct 2018 02:08 GMT   
IP: 5.188.210.10
2:13:907
Post by Online Loans : Lauderdale Mansions South, W9

credit loans fha loans poor credit loans credit loans guaranteed approval

Paydayloan
Paydayloan    
Added: 17 Oct 2018 15:28 GMT   
IP: 5.188.210.10
2:14:907
Post by Paydayloan : Lauderdale Mansions South, W9

credit loans guaranteed approval cash loan fast loans bad credit max loan

Loan
Loan    
Added: 17 Oct 2018 15:08 GMT   
IP: 5.188.210.7
2:15:907
Post by Loan : The Tabernacle

credit loans loan mart credit loans guaranteed approval poor credit loans

LDNnews
LDNnews   
Added: 13 Nov 2018 17:40 GMT   
IP:
3:16:907
Post by LDNnews: Royal Oak
Top law firm linked to subject of UK’s first unexplained wealth order
Top law firm linked to subject of UK’s first unexplained wealth order

https://www.theguardian.com/law/2018/nov/13/mishcon-de-reya-barclays-shell-company-zamira-hajiyeva

VIEW THE WEST KILBURN AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1750 map does not display.

VIEW THE WEST KILBURN AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1800 map does not display.

VIEW THE WEST KILBURN AREA IN THE 1830s
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1830 map does not display.

VIEW THE WEST KILBURN AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1860 map does not display.

VIEW THE WEST KILBURN AREA IN THE 1900s
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.

 

West Kilburn

West Kilburn is the westernmost slice of London W9, centered around Fernhead Road.

West Kilburn is a rather small part of London. Bravington Road forms the boundary of West Kilburn with its neighbour to the west - the Queens Park Estate.

To the north is Queen's Park station itself. Walterton Road and Saltram Crescent forms the eastern boundary with Harrow Road to the south.

Tall 19th century houses are the predominant feature in this area. Many have now been converted to flats.

The area houses two hitherto notorious estates - the Mozart and the South Kilburn in Brent.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A seminal gig:   Once upon a time in 1979, Joy Division, OMD and A Certain Ratio were on the same bill - and all for £1.50.
Acklam Hall:   Acklam Hall became a community centre for the post-Westway Acklam Road
Acklam Road Adventure Playground:   Acklam Road Adventure Playground was created in the 1960s.
All Saints Church:   All Saints church was designed by the Victorian Gothic revival pioneer William White, who was also a mountaineer, Swedish gymnastics enthusiast and anti-shaving campaigner.
Basing Street (SARM) Studios:   SARM Studios is a recording studio, established by Chris Blackwell, the founder of Island Records.
Bevington Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Cabaret Voltaire in Acklam Road:   Cabaret Voltaire played one of their classic early gigs under the flyover in Acklam Road.
Carlton Vale Infant School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7.
Chepstow House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Christ Church CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Clare Gardens Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Colville Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Corner of Kilburn Park Road and Shirland Road:   Kilburn Park Road and Shirland Road meet at a junction in the north of Maida Vale.
Dorothy Gardner Centre:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 5.
Duke of Cornwall (The Ledbury):   The Duke of Cornwall pub morphed into the uber-trendy "The Ledbury" restaurant.
Early Years Service at Holmfield House:   This is a children’s centre.
Epic Learning Independent School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 13 and 18.
Essendine Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Gaumont State:   The Gaumont State Cinema is a Grade II listed Art Deco theatre. While it still exists, it is no longer a cinema.
Golborne Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Granville Plus Nursery School:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
I Was Lord Kitchener’s Valet:   I Was Lord Kitchener’s Valet was a clothing boutique which achieved fame in 1960s "Swinging London" by promoting antique military uniforms as fashion items.
Islamia Primary School:   Islamia Primary School is a voluntary aided primary, Islamic faith school.
Islamia School for Girls’:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16.
Kilburn Grange School:   Free schools (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Kilburn Lane Farm:   A farm existed in Kilburn Lane until the 1860s, by which time it had been disrupted by the railway line.
Lancefield Coachworks:   Lancefield Coachworks was a builder of bespoke bodies for expensive car chassis always introducing sporting elements into designs.
Maida Hill:   Maida Hill's name derives from the Hero of Maida inn which used to be on Edgware Road near the Regent's Canal.
Mary Paterson Nursery School:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 5.
Maxilla Nursery School:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 5.
North West Locality Hub Lead -Queen’s Park Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Orme's Green:   Ormes Green was the former name for this part of Westbourne Park.
Portobello Farm:   Portobello Farm House was approached along Turnpike Lane, sometimes referred to as Green’s Lane, a track leading from Kensington Gravel Pits towards a wooden bridge over the canal.
Portobello Green:   Portobello Green features a shopping arcade under the Westway along Thorpe Close, an open-air market under the canopy, and community gardens.
Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 19.
Queen’s Park Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Queen's Park:   Queen's Park lies between Kilburn and Kensal Green, developed from 1875 onwards and named to honour Queen Victoria.
Salusbury Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Selby Square, W10:   Selby Square is a walkway in the Queen’s Park Estate
St Luke’s CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
St Mary’s Harrow Road:   St Mary’s Harrow Road was built as the infirmary for the Paddington Workhouse.
St Mary’s RC Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Peter’s CofE School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
St Peter’s Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
St Stephen’s CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St. Joseph's Home:   St Joseph's dominated a part of Portobello Road up until the 1980s.
St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Apollo:   The Apollo pub was located at 18 All Saints Road, on the southeast corner of the Lancaster Road junction.
The Bedford family at 3 Acklam Road:   From the 19th century up until 1965, number 3 Acklam Road, near the Portobello Road junction, was occupied by the Bedford family.
The Kilburn Park School Foundation:   Foundation school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
The Mitre:   The Mitre was situated at 62 Golborne Road.
The Prince of Wales Cinema:   The Prince of Wales Cinema was located at 331 Harrow Road.
The School of the Islamic Republic of Iran:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 6 and 16. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
The St Marylebone Church of England Bridge School:   Free schools special which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19.
The Tabernacle:   The Tabernacle is a Grade II*-listed building in Powis Square built in 1887 as a church.
The Windsor Castle:   The Windsor Castle dates from the 1820s but its main incarnation was as a classic Victorian public house, seminal in 1970s musical history.
Wedlake Street Baths:   In a time when most had somewhere to live but few had somewhere to wash at home, public baths were the place to go...
Westbourne Park:   Westbourne Park was originally, with Westbourne Green, an area simply known as Westbourne.
Weston’s Cider House:   In 1930 Weston’s opened their first and only cider mill on the Harrow Road.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Acklam Road protests:   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
Adair Road junction with Southam Street (1932):   A wet day in London W10.
Adair Road, W10:   Adair Road junction with Appleford Road, March 1964
Adair Road, W10:   Adair Road is a street on the Kensal Town/North Kensington borders.
Albert Hotel (1900s):   The Albert Hotel, on the corner of All Saints Road and Cornwall Road (now Westbourne Park Road).
Corner of Caird Street and Lancefield Street (1910):   2015
Golborne Road bridge (1960s):   We think that this photo dates from the late 1960s, according to fashions and car registrations.
Graffiti along Acklam Road (1970s):   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
Harrow Road (1920s):   Harrow Road in the 1920s, looking south east towards the Prince of Wales pub and the Emmanuel Church spire.
Hudson's the chemist (1906):   Hudson's, a chemist shop, stood on the corner of Ilbert Street and Third Avenue in the Queen's Park estate.
Kids in Acklam Road:   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway
Kilburn High Road (1880s):   This photo was taken on the corner of Kilburn High Road and Eresby Road, which has since disappeared.
Political meeting (1920s):   Meeting in front of the Junction Arms situated where Tavistock Road, Crescent and Basing Road met.
Under westway (1977):   Acklam Road was the centre of much action during the building of the Westway


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abinger Mews, W9 · Acklam Road, W10 · Adair Road, W10 · Adair Tower, W10 · Addison Court, NW6 · Admiral Walk, W9 · Alba Place, W11 · Albert Road, NW6 · Albion Mews, NW6 · Aldershot Road, NW6 · Aldridge Road Villas, W11 · Algernon Road, NW6 · All Saints Road, W11 · Alperton Street, W10 · Appleford Road, W10 · Artesian Road, W2 · Ashmore Road, W9 · Athelstan Gardens, NW6 · Barfett Street, W10 · Barnard Lodge, W9 · Barnsdale Road, W9 · Basing Street, W11 · Blagrove Road, W10 · Blenheim Crescent, W11 · Bradiston Road, W9 · Bravington Road, W9 · Bridstow Place, W2 · Brondesbury Mews, NW6 · Brondesbury Road, NW6 · Brondesbury Villas, NW6 · Brooksville Avenue, NW6 · Bruckner Street, W10 · Burlington Close, W9 · Burton Road, NW6 · Caird Street, W10 · Callcott Road, NW6 · Cambridge Gardens, W10 · Cambridge Road, NW6 · Canterbury Road, NW6 · Canterbury Terrace, NW6 · Canterbury Works, NW6 · Caradoc Close, W2 · Cathedral Walk, NW6 · Charteris Road, NW6 · Chepstow Road, W2 · Chichester Road, NW6 · Chippenham Gardens, NW6 · Chippenham Mews, W9 · Chippenham Road, W9 · Claremont Road, W10 · Claremont Road, W9 · Clarence Road, NW6 · Clydesdale Road, W11 · Codrington Mews, W11 · Colville Gardens, W11 · Colville Houses, W11 · Colville Mews, W11 · Colville Square, W11 · Colville Terrace, W11 · Colville Terrace, W11 · Convent Gardens, W11 · Coomassie Road, W9 · Courtnell Street, W2 · Croxley Road, W9 · Dart Street, W10 · Dartmouth Close, W11 · Daynor House, NW6 · Denholme Road, W9 · Denmark Road, NW6 · Donaldson Road, NW6 · Douglas Road, NW6 · Dowland Street, W10 · Drayford Close, W9 · Dudley Road, NW6 · Dunworth Mews, W11 · Edbrooke Road, W9 · Edenham Way, W10 · Elgin Mews, W11 · Elkstone Road, W10 · Elmfield Way, W9 · Esmond Road, NW6 · Fermoy Road, W9 · Fernhead Road, W9 · First Avenue, W10 · Folly Mews, W11 · Fordingley Road, W9 · Glengall Road, NW6 · Godson Yard, NW6 · Golborne Gardens, W10 · Golden Mews, W11 · Goldney Road, W9 · Gorefield Place, NW6 · Grange Place, NW6 · Granville Road, NW6 · Great Western Road, W11 · Great Western Road, W9 · Great Western Studios, W9 · Grittleton Road, W9 · Harrow Road, W9 · Hartland Road, NW6 · Hayden’s Place, W11 · Hayden’s Place, W11 · Hayden’s Place, W11 · Hazelmere Road, NW6 · Hazlewood Crescent, W10 · Hazlewood Tower, W10 · Hedgegate Court, W11 · Hermes Close, W9 · Herries Street, W10 · Honiton Road, NW6 · Hopefield Avenue, NW6 · Hormead Road, W9 · Hunter Lodge, W9 · James Collins Close, W9 · John Fearon Walk, W10 · Kenilworth Road, NW6 · Kensington Park Mews, W11 · Kilburn Lane, NW6 · Kilburn Lane, W9 · Kimberley Road, NW6 · Kingsgate Place, NW6 · Kingsgate Road, NW6 · Kingsley Road, NW6 · Kingswood Avenue, NW6 · Lancaster Road, W11 · Lancefield Street, W10 · Lanhill Road, W9 · Leamington House, W11 · Leamington Road Villas, W11 · Ledbury Road, W11 · Ledbury Road, W2 · Lincoln Mews, NW6 · Lister Lodge, W9 · Lonsdale Road, NW6 · Lonsdale Road, W11 · Lydford Road, W9 · Lynton Road, NW6 · Macroom Road, W9 · Malvern Mews, NW6 · Malvern Mews, W9 · Malvern Place, NW6 · Malvern Road, NW6 · Marban Road, W9 · Marylands Road, W9 · Masefield House, NW6 · Mcgregor Road, W11 · Montrose Avenue, NW6 · Moorhouse Road, W2 · Morgan Road, W10 · Mozart Street, W10 · Needham Road, W11 · Nelson Close, NW6 · Neville Close, NW6 · Neville Road, NW6 · Northumberland Place, W2 · Northumberland Place, W2 · Onslow Close, W10 · Orchard Close, W10 · Parry Road, W10 · Peel Precinct, NW6 · Pennymore Walk, W9 · Pentland Road, NW6 · Pinehurst Court, W11 · Plympton Avenue, NW6 · Portnall Road, W9 · Portobello Road, W11 · Powis Gardens, W11 · Powis Mews, W11 · Powis Square, W11 · Powis Terrace, W11 · Princess Road, NW6 · Priory Park Road, NW6 · Quex Mews, NW6 · Quex Road, NW6 · Raddington Road, W10 · Riverton Close, W9 · Rosehart Mews, W11 · Rupert Road, NW6 · Saint Ervans Road, W10 · Saint Josephs Close, W10 · Saint Luke’s Road, W11 · Saint Lukes Mews, W11 · Saint Stephen’s Gardens, W2 · Saltram Crescent, W9 · Saltram Cresent, W9 · Salusbury Road, NW6 · Second Avenue, W10 · Severn Avenue, W10 · Shirland Mews, W9 · Shirland Road, W9 · Shrewsbury Road, W2 · Silvester Mews, W11 · Smyrna Road, NW6 · Southam House Adair Road, W10 · Southam Street, W10 · St Ervans Road, W10 · St John’s Mews, W11 · St Julians Road, NW6 · St Lukes Mews, W11 · St Luke’s Mews, W11 · St Luke’s Road, W11 · St Stephens Gardens, W2 · St Stephens Mews, W2 · St Stephen’s Gardens, W2 · St. Columbs House, 9 - 39 Blagrove Road, W10 · Stafford Close, NW6 · Stafford Road, NW6 · Stansbury Square, W10 · Streatley Road, NW6 · Stuart Road, NW6 · Summerfield Avenue, NW6 · Sutherland Place, W2 · Sutherland Place, W2 · Talbot Road, W11 · Talbot Road, W2 · Tavistock Crescent, W11 · Tavistock Mews, W11 · Tavistock Road, W11 · Tennyson Road, NW6 · The Quadrant, NW6 · The Terrace, NW6 · Third Avenue, W10 · Tolhurst Drive, W10 · Tollbridge Close, W10 · Torbay Road, NW6 · Trellick Tower · Verdi Crescent, W10 · Victoria Mews, NW6 · Victoria Road, NW6 · Walterton Road, W9 · Warlock Road, W9 · Waterloo Passage, NW6 · Wedlake Street, W10 · Wellington Close, W11 · Westbourne Grove Mews, W11 · Westbourne Park Road, W11 · Western Mews, W9 · Westway, W10 · Willesden Court, S43 · William Dunbar House, NW6 · William Saville House, NW6 · Windermere Avenue, NW6 · Windsor Gardens, W9 · Woodfield Crescent, W9 · Woodfield Place, W9 · Woodfield Road, W9 · Woodville Road, NW6 ·
Print-friendly version of this page

What is West Kilburn like as a place to live?

Data from placeilive.com/

Links

Norman Wisdom - Wikipedia
Kilburn Park
Facebook Page
Ladbroke Grove
Facebook Page
Queen’s Park
Facebook Page
Westbourne Park
Facebook Page
Born in W10
Facebook group
The Notting Hill & North Kensington Photo Archive
Facebook group
Hidden London
Histor­ically inclined look at the capital’s obscure attractions
Londonist
All-encompassing website
British History Online
Digital library of key printed primary and secondary sources.
Time Out
Listings magazine

Maps


Inner West London (1932) FREE DOWNLOAD
1930s map covering East Acton, Holland Park, Kensington, Notting Hill, Olympia, Shepherds Bush and Westbourne Park,
George Philip & Son, Ltd./London Geographical Society, 1932

Central London, north west (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Central London, north west.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
London Transport

The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
London Transport

Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
1 



COPYRIGHT TERMS:
Unless a source is explicitedly stated, text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. Articles may be a remixes of various Wikipedia articles plus work by the website authors - original Wikipedia source can generally be accessed under the same name as the main title. This does not affect its Creative Commons attribution.

Maps upon this website are in the public domain because they are mechanical scans of public domain originals, or - from the available evidence - are so similar to such a scan or photocopy that no copyright protection can be expected to arise. The originals themselves are in public domain for the following reason:
Public domain Maps used are in the public domain in the United States, and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years or less.
This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighbouring rights.

This tag is designed for use where there may be a need to assert that any enhancements (eg brightness, contrast, colour-matching, sharpening) are in themselves insufficiently creative to generate a new copyright. It can be used where it is unknown whether any enhancements have been made, as well as when the enhancements are clear but insufficient. For usage, see Commons:When to use the PD-scan tag.