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TIP: Locating London's Past

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Paul Barton, Special Agent

Paul Barton, Special Agent Report 7 Feb 2013 09:20

This website allows you to search a wide body of digital resources relating to early modern and eighteenth-century London, and to map the results on to a fully GIS compliant version of John Rocque's 1746 map.


K Report 7 Feb 2013 12:43




Petef Report 8 Feb 2013 13:11

Most interesting, thank you.


Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 9 Feb 2013 20:43

Just looked at it, it's great!


Christine Report 13 Feb 2013 22:29

Very interesting website, thank you.

In case anyone is interested, I bought a book for my brother for Christmas, called
Lost London. It's quite a big book, consisting of old photos of streets and buildings in London that have since been demolished. I bought it simply because I knew he would like it, but what I didn't realise was that the street shown on the cover illustration was one where one of our family connections lived - as per the censuses.

He had researched it for a direct descendant of the family in Canada and been to photograph the area as it is today, for her.

There are so many photos in the book, anyone with a London family has a good chance of finding their location. Amazon have the book from £20, but I'm sure libraries would have a copy.


JoyDean Report 13 Feb 2013 22:42

Thank you, Paul. And yes, Christine, that is a brilliant book.