Vauxhall, Oval & Kennington - Old Maps

Introduction

This page will help you to access certain maps of Vauxhall and Kennington from 1681 to the present day.   The maps are listed in date order, oldest first.

Many entries on this page contain links to other websites where you can look at old maps and often buy reproductions.   And most of the images below are thumbnails.  Please click them to bring up larger images.

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Other Sources

Here are some other sources of old maps:-

 

Martin Stanley

 

The Maps

1681 Map of Vauxhall Manor

Note that this image is oriented with West being at the top of the map.

John Rocque's 1746 Map of London

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.

Bowen/Kitchen Large English Atlas 1755

This is the Middlesex page of this atlas. The Surrey side is therefore not so detailed . Note that 'Newington' looks very much like 'Nennington' but that was because of the typography of the time.

Surrey side of the Thames in 1766

Click here to see this map originally published in "Gentleman's Magazine"

Vauxhall and South Lambeth in 1790

This is an extract from Sir William Davenant's 1790 map.

This is a more detailed map of Vauxhall and South Lambeth in 1790 inc. the Pleasure Gardens. Note that the area was still very rural.

Click on this image to access a larger version.