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

 

View articles on the town’s history: 
View town maps: 
The situation of London - west half
The Situation of London (c) Historic Towns Trust
Pre-Roman London
Pre-Roman London (c) Historic Towns Trust
Roman London west sheet
Roman London (c) Historic Towns Trust
City of London c.1270 west sheet
City of London c.1270 (c) Historic Towns Trust
Map key to gazetteer referecne system
Map Key for maps of London c.1520 Maps 1-4
City of London c.1520 Map 1 north sheet
City of London c.1520 Map 1 (c) Historic Towns Trust
City of London c.1520 Map 2 north sheet
City of London c.1520 Map 2 (c) Historic Towns Trust
City of London c.1520 Map 3 north sheet
City of London c.1520 Map 3 (c) Historic Towns Trust
City of London c.1520 Map 4 north sheet
City of London c.1520 Map 4 (c) Historic Towns Trust
Wards of London c.1520
The Wards of London c.1520 (c) Historic Towns Trust
Parishes of London c.1520
The Parishes of London c.1520 (c) Historic Towns Trust