Greenwich & Environs
Bacon Greenwich and Environs c.1885
Modern facsimile by photo-lithography of a sheet from Bacon's New Large-Scale Atlas of London and Suburbs published by George Washington Bacon, circa 1885.
Scale 9" to 1 mile.
Image size: 18 1/2” x 12” plus margins.
This attractive map shows Greenwich, Blackheath and Lee and illustrates London’s dramatic spread towards the end of the nineteenth century. This map is an excellent resource for those researching the history of their street as every house and building is clearly defined. Maize [sic] Hill is rather sparsely populated, whilst the Westcombe Estate has recently been broken up for redevelopment: here we see the roads in place although most of the houses have yet to be built. It also shows Vanbrugh House and other buildings on the Vanbrugh Estate that were demolished at the beginning of the twentieth century. Of particular interest is the lost riverside of Greenwich westwards of the Pier, including The Ship Tavern [Hotel], Billingsgate Street and St Peter's Church in Bridge Street (nowadays Creek Road), all of which were either swept away in the 1930s or bombed during the Blitz.