Old Ordnance Survey Maps of London

  • These detailed maps maps normally cover an area of about one and a half miles by one mile. Each map includes an introduction. The London maps link up with those for Middlesex to form a major series for the Greater London area. They are available through our On-line Mapshop

  • Here are the details of maps for Rotherhithe:

  • London Sheet 78.1 Rotherhithe 1868 - published 2002; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-84151-466-7
  • London Sheet 78.2 Rotherhithe 1894 - published 1983; intro by Bernard Nurse. ISBN.978-0-85054-042-0
  • London Sheet 78.3 Rotherhithe 1914 - published 1984, 2nd ed 2014; intro by Stephen Humphrey & Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-84784-838-3

    We have published three versions of this map, showing how the area changed across the years. Each covers the same area, stretching from Lower Road and Thames Tunnel eastward to Alpha Road, from Rotherhithe Road and the Thames southward to Greenland Dock. The maps therefore cover most of Rotherhithe with its docks, and also the western part of the Isle of Dogs, and a small bit of Wapping.

    Features include Shadwell Old Basin, West Ferry Road, Union Docks, Limehouse Basin, the western parts of West India Dock and South Dock; Surrey Commercial Docks including Lavender Pond, Stave Dock, Albion Dock, Canada Dock, Quebec Pond, Russia Dock, Lady Dock, Norway Dock, Greenland Dock; also Surrey Basin, Surrey Canal, Sulphur Works, St Olave's Union Infirmary, tramways, Barnard's Wharf, Durand's Wharf and many other wharves; part of Southwark Park. Churches include St Mary's Rotherhithe, All Saints, St Luke's Alpha Road. Streets include West Ferry Road, Commercial Dock Road, Adam Street, Albion Street, part of Wapping High Street. Maps also include extracts from directories; 1868 map has street directory for Millwall and Rotherhithe Street.

    The map links up with Sheets 64 Stepney to the north, 77 Bermondsey to the west, 79 West India Docks to the east, Sheet 91 Deptford North to the south.


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    Maps in the Godfrey Edition are taken from the 25 inch to the mile map and reduced to about 15 inches to the mile. For a full list of maps for England, return to the England page.

    Alan Godfrey Maps, Prospect Business Park, Leadgate, Consett, Co Durham, DH8 7PW / godfreyedition@btinternet.com / 21 October 2014