Vauxhall, the Oval and Kennington
This page will help you to access certain maps of Vauxhall and Kennington from 1746 to the present day. Maps are listed in date order, oldest first.
The majority of entries on this page contain links to other websites where you can look at old maps and often buy reproductions. But this page also displays reduced versions of a small number of other old maps of this area. Click on the underlined links at the side of the images to download much larger images.
Important Notes:- Please note that the detailed maps often take quite a while to download, but they are well worth it. And if your browser reduces these images to fit your screen, you can expand them by clicking in the bottom right hand corner of the image.
Other maps not listed here are available via the Vauxhall Society website.
The principal suppliers of copies of old maps are:-
This is the first detailed map (1:2437) of the area, published by Motco. Hard copies are available from Stanfords. I am not aware of an online version.
Click here to see this map originally published in "Gentleman's Magazine"
Vauxhall and South Lambeth, inc. the Pleasure Gardens. Note that the area was still very rural.
Hard copies are available from Stanfords. I am not aware of an online version.
I am not aware of a current supplier of this map.
Here is a plan of Vauxhall's riverside in the early 1800s. Note the Waterman's Houses and the Waterman's Seat (opposite the entrance to Vauxhall Walk) where the owners of the Thames Wherries waited for passengers.
Click here to see the Vauxhall area of this map, originally published at 1:9748 .
The whole map is here.
This map can be seen at Old Maps Online
Click here to see this map courtesy of Southwark Council
Copies of this map can be obtained from Lambeth Archives at the Minet Library, 52 Knatchbull Road, London SE5 - 020 7926 6076.
1832:- "A NEW MAP OF LONDON with the adjacent Villages Including the New Streets and Public Buildings CORRECTED TO 1832"
Click here to see this map which was "coloured to show the various routes of the omnibuses ... with all the railways and stations".
Here is an extract from Cruchley's map showing the area around Vauxhall Bridge.
Click here to look at this map which played a vital part in his Grand Experiment that proved that cholera is a water-borne disease.
Click here to see this 1:10560 map.
Click on one of the four links below to look at these very detailed (1:7040) maps. Copies of pages of this atlas can be bought from the London Topographical Society.
Vauxhall Park/Spring Gardens:- Note how the land was built on following the closure of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens,
Fentiman Road & Clapham Road:- Note Oxford & Cambridge Terraces on Fentiman road, and that Richborne Terrace was still Richmond Terrace on one side and Osborne Terrace on the other.
The Oval & Kennington Park
Click here to access this searchable London-wide street map and archive. Copies can be bought at the London Museum in the Barbican.
Alan Godfrey publishes these detailed and inexpensive maps, available from many booksellers as well as over the web. London sheet 89 (Kennington & Walworth) is available for 3 dates: 1871, 1894 and 1914.
And here is nice map of the tram lines around Vauxhall Cross.