Early London Maps

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John Speed

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These early maps show what a small area our modern London was then built up. As a result, the Lea Valley and New River are seen clearly.

At this time, almost everyone in London and Westminster lived within a mile of the Thames. Anyone further out lived in a village.

 

 

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John Warburton 1747

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Population Change Charts

Geology of the
London Basin Map

Updated: January 1, 2013