Old Ordnance Survey Maps of London

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  • Here are the details of maps for Bow & West Ham:

  • London Sheet 53.1 Bow, Bromley & West Ham 1867 - published 2007, intro by Isobel Watson. ISBN.978-1-84784-068-4
  • London Sheet 53.2 Bow, Bromley & West Ham 1893 - published 1991, intro by Isobel Watson. ISBN.978-0-85054-417-6
  • London Sheet 53.3 Bow, Bromley & West Ham 1914 - published 1992, intro by Isobel Watson. ISBN.978-0-85054-430-5

    The three versions of this map show how the area developed across the years. The maps each cover the same area, stretching from Fairfield Road and Campbell Road eastward to Holbrook Road; from Hotham Road southward to Marner Street. The River Lea, Pudding Mill River, City Mill River, Three Mills Wall River and Channel Sea River run down through the map and join in the Bow Creek, with part of the Limehouse Cut alongside; these rivers effectively divide the map between Bow and Bromley to the west and West Ham to the east. Features on the map include Bow, Bromley and West Ham stations, Bow Goods station, many railway sidings and depots, tramways, Stratford Market, many mills and factories alongside the rivers, Abbey Mills Pumping Station, Bromley Workhouse and sick asylum, Mill Meads, Three Mills Distillery, Abbey Marsh, All Saints church West Ham, St Mary's Bow, West Ham Gas Works. Each map has street directory extracts on the reverse.

    The map links up with Sheet 42 Stratford to the north, 52 Bethnal Green to the west, 54 Plaistow to the east, 65 Poplar to the south.


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