Buy 3 old Ordnance Survey maps for £5.
Facsimiles of old Ordnance Survey maps of the area published by Alan Godfrey Maps can be purchased at all borough libraries and at Valence House Museum.
All titles include an essay on the history of the area and extracts from a contemporary directory.
A catalogue may be requested from the Alan Godfrey Maps website. Other areas of the country are also published.
The Maps are highly detailed, taken from the 1/2,500 plans and reprinted at about 14 inches to the mile.
They cover towns in great detail, showing individual houses, railway tracks, factories, churches, mills, canals, tramways and even minutiae such as dockside cranes, fountains, signal posts, pathways, sheds and wells.
Local titles currently available
- Barking (Upney) 1939
- Beckton 1914 (with historical notes by Tony Clifford)
- Becontree Heath and Valence House 1914
- Chadwell Heath 1914
- Creekmouth 1894
- Creekmouth 1914
- Dagenham 1915
- East Ham and Barking 1894
- Parsloes 1915
- Rush Green 1914
- Upney 1915