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Can You Find Your Place on this Victorian Map?

This week I found the most amazing Victorian map of London online. Virtually every sheet of the  Ordnance Survey's 1893-6 "Five Feet to the Mile" scale series has been painstakingly layered on top of a modern Google map. 

The detail at this scale is really amazing, you can see the layouts of individual buildings and even recognisable trees. The online version is superior to the original printed sheets as you easily zoom in, search, and move around the map. 

A great deal of our local area is covered, although unfortunately not quite all, but then we were pretty much  at the very edge of town when these maps were produced, look at the half-built Lascotts Road below. 

The National Library of Scotland have undertaken this magnificent work and they have most generously given completely free access to all. 

To have a look at the full map yourself go to the National Library of Scotland website, choose seamless layer from the menu:

Then type "Wood Green" into the Gazetteer search box and you are off!

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