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Street Index


To find the place you want, jump to a letter using the A-Z list above.

Then, depending on your browser, use the scroll bar or "Find" (Control & F / F3).

Links on the Place name and the Area become highlighted in Yellow as you hover over them.

Click the Yellow highlighted link to go to the relevant Map (Plate).

These links take you to the top or bottom half of the plate, as appropriate.

Once on a Map, move to an adjacent Plate by clicking on the edge
(for up, down or sideways) or a corner (diagonally).

To identify the actual name of an abbreviated place you have found on the map, use this list sorted by 'shown on map as'.

Place name - the actual name of the place. All names have been checked against other maps and London County Council lists. To save cluttering up the index, many unnamed foot paths, churches, chapels, schools, Alms houses etc. have been ignored.
Connected Place - one end of, or a continuation of, the named place. Where no connected place is included, the name is of an area/feature or it is large enough to be obvious.
Shown on map as - gives the name of the place as printed, if not in full. Where this is split across two sheets it is separated by a forward slash, e.g . Ev / elyn S. Where the place name is printed across another name, I have left a gap where the other name intersects, e.g. Plu mber S. If Wyld appears to have printed the wrong name I append (sic). A question mark (?) denotes an undecipherable letter.
Plate - the designation shown for each plate on the Key Map plus a, for the top half and b, for the bottom half.
Area - I have given each of the 40 plates a name. This attempts to describe the approximate area covered by that section of the map.
Notes - further information where the map is not clear or there were earlier or later changes. There are 400 of these and they are shown below the relevant place name.
In these notes :-
Horwood, refers to Richard Horwood's 1799 plan of London, Westminster and Southwark.
Lockie, refers to John Lockie's 1810 book 'Topography of London'.
Faden, refers to William Faden's 1819 revision of Horwood's plan.
Greenwood, refers to Christopher Greenwood's c. 1830 map of London.
Elmes, refers to James Elmes 1831 book 'A Topographical Dictionary of London'.
Stanford, refers to Edward Stanford's 1862 map of London.
Everyone else, means that Wyld has used a name that none of these earlier or later sources agree.
Incorporated, means that a subsidiary name was abolished and the buildings were renumbered as part of a larger place.
If it says see Another Place, see is a link to further information.

The Metropolitan Board of Works (MBW) was created in 1857 and given responsibility, amongst many other things, for 'regulating the nomenclature of streets' in most of what later became the County of London. They immediately made a list of said streets and places. The names recorded became the de facto 'official' name and spelling for any given street. In conjunction with the Post Office, the MBW then embarked on a 110 year renaming scheme to eliminate duplicate or confusing street names. None of these changes are shown on Wyld's map, but a few are included in the notes in the street index, where relevant. They can all be found in my eBook 'Bruce's lists of London Street Name Changes'.

Stanford, almost always, used the official names and kept up to date with changes. If the name on Wyld's map does not agree with Stanford it could be that Wyld recorded the wrong name. However, it is equally possible that this was an old name for that place or that it was redeveloped between 1851 and 1862 and given another name.

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