View text, gazetteer and maps of early London from Volume III
The Historic Towns Trust has made available the contents of Volume III of the series, available to download as PDFs. If you experience difficulties downloading the PDFs using Mozilla Firefox as your web browser, we suggest you try using Google Chrome. The atlas contains:
- Contents and abbreviations
- The text, in six chapters
- The gazetteer, in three parts
- Maps of the City of London from prehistoric times to c.1520
An explanation of what a gazetteer is and how to use it can be found here.
The scales of the maps as printed are as follows:
- The Situation of London Scale 1:250 000
- The London Area in Pre-Roman Times Scale 1:143 000
- Roman London Scale 1:5000
- City of London c.1270 Scale 1:5000
- City of London c.1520 (Maps 1 to 4) Scale 1:2500
- Wards c.1520 Scale 1:5000
- Parishes c.1520 Scale 1:5000
Note that these are the scales at which they were printed in the atlas (and hence compiled for reproduction at that scale), and will not be the scales if you print them out. If you zoom into the PDF, you can't get out any more detail than was on the original maps!
Map of London in 1520
The maps of London as it appeared c.1520 (maps 1 to 4) are now available to purchase as a single sheet map, with an introduction and short essay by Professor Caroline Barron and a gazetteer of all the sites of interest and streets shown on the map in 1520.
The map was published in April 2013 under the title A Map of Tudor London 1520 and more details about this informative and valuable map can be found here.