Maps of London and Hendon

Some maps have recently been discovered, published by one of the founders of the Mill Hill Historical Society, Mr Norman G Brett-James M.A., B.Litt. F.S.A. and scanned so that we could share them on this website.

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The original text reads "NORMAN G. BRETT-JAMES, M.A., B.Litt., F.S.A. Master of Ridgeway House, Mill Hill School, NW7"

The Story of Mill Hill Village by Norman Brett-James MA B.Litt

Map 1: This map of London shows its size at the end of the 16th century. The groundwork is for convenience based on the plan in Hatton's New View 1708. The main details are from Norden1595 & Speed 1610.

Map 2: London about 1660. The ground plan is based on Hatton 1708, the details from Faithorne and Newcourt circa 1658.

Map 3: A map of the cities of London & Westminster & the Borough of Southwark together with the suburbs standing Anno Dom. 1708.

This map is based on that in Hatton's New View 1708 but it incorporates material supplied in Philip Lea's map of 1678, John Gilby's of 1677 and Morden & Lea's map of 1682. Further details come from Richard Blome's Ward Maps published in Strype's Edition of Stow 1720.

Map 4: A plan of the Parish of Hendon, in the county of Middlesex, being the estate of The Right Honourable Henry Arthur, Earl of Powis. Resized and delineated by James Crow. Anno Dom. 1754, showing the 1496 Fields with their Names. This Map covers the whole District from Barnet Gate to Hampstead Heath, and from Totteridge and Finchley to the Edgware Road and has been reduced from the Manorial Map in Hendon Town Hall by Norman G. Brett-James, M.A., B.Litt., F.S.A.

NB The field map has had the line of the railway as they were in the 1920’s so that a sense of the geography of the place can be obtained. The line from Mill Hill East to Edgware LNER no longer exists although it can be traced on the ground easily enough.