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Maps, Photo's Soke Newington

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Garry Report 14 Jun 2013 18:26

I am trying to build up a picture of what life was like for my ancestors, particularly at present the ones which lived in Stoke Newington, London what is now part of the Hackney district.
One of them lived in the High Street abt 1881. Does anyone know where I can find/get photo's, street maps etc of this period. Have discovered through researching my own area that the street no's are sometimes changed. I have Googled the High street and it looks very different.
Any help would be appreciated
Many thanks


jax Report 14 Jun 2013 18:29

Try this one

If you click on the map it is broken down into different parts of London


SuffolkVera Report 14 Jun 2013 18:34

There are a number of good map sites. See if any of these have what you want: (poverty maps and descriptions)


SuffolkVera Report 14 Jun 2013 18:35

Another one that I've just remembered: (all sorts of pictures, news cuttings etc. relating to London)


Garry Report 14 Jun 2013 20:29

Have tried lots of sites, but none of these that i can remember. Will check these out. Thanks for the info



mgnv Report 15 Jun 2013 02:55

Go to the modern maps at and look up Evering Road. I think this is at the S end of the High St proper. It takes me to an URL that incorporates the OS coordinates of the arrowhead, explicitly the embedded text:

Go to zoom level 3 (or 4) - here the blue grid lines are 1km apart.
The arrow head is in the middle of Evering Rd, not at the W (High St) end.
Lets reduce the easting by abt 500m (actually 468m) and the northing by 140m and search for 533600,186050

This is pretty close to the junction I want (the OS coords actually give the easting and northing in metres from a zero data point which is abt 90km W of the Scilly Isles.)

Now go to and search for the OS coords 533600,186050
You can look at maps centred on those coords for whatever years they have available. Unfortunately, the only 1881 maps are too small scale (1:10560) to be really useful, but there are larger scale (1:2500 and larger) for 10y eaither side.
[Evering Rd doesn't exist back then - the W tip, along with the modern Manse Rd was all Church Rd back then.]
You can increase the northing by 100m steps or whatever to work up the High St.