April 11th, 2014

marcus 2013

Victorian London

For the historically inclined:

This map superimposes Google maps and Victorian Ordnance survey maps of London circa 1893-1896. I've already found some interesting surprises including a row of houses across the road from my house that was demolished to make room for railway lines some time between then and the 1940s.

http://maps.google.com/gallery/details?id=zs2aHyi7W8Ek.kggHTef2F49I&hl=enormous

Update - I posted this to the little_details comm and got several more recommendations:

1746 and 1869-80 surveys
http://www.locatinglondon.org/index.html

Scotland (and the rest of the UK) - lots of different maps
http://maps.nls.uk/

OS maps:
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/map.aspx

Aerial images, 1919-1953:
http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/