Old Ordnance Survey Maps of London

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  • Here are the details of maps for Kensal Green:

  • London Sheet 47.1 Kensal Green & West Kilburn 1865 - published 2003; intro by Alan A Jackson. ISBN.978-0-907554-58-5
  • London Sheet 47.2 Kensal Green & Queen's Park 1894 - published 1984; intro by Judith Knight. ISBN.978-0-85054-579-1
  • London Sheet 47.3 Kensal Green & Queen's Park 1913 - published 1993; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-84784-101-8
  • London Sheet 47.4 Kensal Green 1935 - published 2008; intro by Alan Godfrey

    We have published four versions of this map, showing how the area developed across the years, becoming progressively more built up. The maps each cover the same area, with Kensal Green on the west side of the map, west Kilburn to the east, and Kensal New Town near the foot of the map. Stretches of the Hampstead Junction, LNWR and GWR railway lines and the Grand Junction Canal run through the map. On the 1865 version there is little development apart from Kensal New Town, buildings along Kensal Road, part of Westbourne Green in the extreme SE corner, and early west Kilburn streets around Canterbury Road. Near the centre of the map is Chamberlain Wood Farm. Each map shows All Souls (or Kensal Green) Cemetery. The later maps are much more built up, with solid streets of housing between Kensal New Town and the LNWR railway, including Harrow Road, Kilburn Lane, Shirland Road and many more. Other features include gasworks, carriage sheds, Queen's Park, Queen's Park station. On the 1913 map Kensal Rise, north of the LNWR is also built up. The 1935 map includes the car factory for Talbot cars. The three later maps include extracts from street directories. The 1865 map includes a description of the cemetery from Walford's Old & New London.

    The map links up with London Sheets 36 Willesden Green to the north, 46 Willesden Junction to the west, 48 St Johns Wood to the east, and 59 Notting Hill to the south.


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