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Cross's New Plan Of London 1861

Hendon & Willesden Childs Hill & West End Hampstead & Haverstock Hill Highgate Cemetery & Kentish Town Upper Holloway & Camden New Town Hornsey & Lower Holloway Stoke Newington & Highbury Upper Clapton & Dalston Leyton Marsh & Homerton Leyton Street & Hackney Marsh Leytonstone & Holloway Down
Willesden & Kensal New Town Kilburn & Grand Junction Canal Portland Town & St. Johns Wood Primrose Hill & Regent's Park Camden New Town & Russell Square Islington & Clerkernwell Kingsland, Hoxton, & Shoreditch Hackney & Bethnal Green Hackney & Globe Town Oldford & Bow Bow Marshes & Reference To Parishes
Kensington Park Estate & Hammersmith Westbourne & Kensington Paddington & Brompton Portland Place & Pimlico Bedford Square & Westminster Holborn & Lambeth White Chapel & Rotherhithe Stepney & Rotherhithe Marsh Bromley & Limehouse Reach Bromley & Blackwall
North End & Fulham Common Fields Earls Court & Parsons Green Old Brompton & Battersea Chelsea & Battersea Park Westminster & South Ville Newington & North Brixton Locks Fields & Camberwell Rotherhithe & Peckham Commercial Docks & Hatcham Isle Of Dogs & Deptford Isle Of Dogs & Greenwich

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The Map

Full Title:
Cross's New Plan Of London
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Slipcase Title:
Cross's London. A New Plan Of The Metropolis.
J. Cross, 18, Holborn Hill, Opposite Furnivals-Inn.
E. Weller, Lithogr, 34, Red Lion Square.
January 1st. 1861
125.5cm x 87cm (49½" x 34¼")
Nearly 4¾" : 1 statute mile
Upper Holloway - East India Dock - North Brixton - Kensal Green.
9¾ miles East to West & 6¾ miles North to South
Folding plan, with hard cover slipcase. Hand coloured, laid down on linen. Title set in top border. Explanation and imprint set in bottom border. Date added below imprint. Map divided into half miles and margin marked off in half miles. References to parishes at right.

This state not recorded in Howgego, but would be No. 317 between states (13) and (14). Recorded in Hyde as D.&.H. No. 317 (1). A lithographic transfer of the earlier Cross plan (Howgego No. 317 (12), dated 1854), but extended further to the north and east.

The title printed on the slipcase is "Cross's London. A New Plan Of The Metropolis." The title on the slipcase differs from the title printed on the plan itself, although the slipcase description does match the extent of the plan.

Hand corrections have been made to the printed prices on the slipcase label. The prices of 5s., 7s., and 15s., have been changed by hand respectively to 15s., 17s., and 25s. The slipcase is in very poor condition, being split along several seams, and having been repaired carelessly with sellotape at the base.

The text on the slipcase reads:



SIZE: 4 ft., by 3 ft. 9 in., compiled from the Ordnance Survey and other Authorities, extending from Stamford Hill and Highgate in the North, to Stockwell and Peckham in the South, -- and from Bromley in the East to Kensal Green in the West, -- on a scale of nearly 4¾ inches to a mile, shewing all the Churches, Public Buildings, Railways and Stations, fully and carefully colored to exhibit the Boundaries of the Boroughs, Parishes, County Court and Postal Districts.

It is on a larger scale than any other modern Plan published, and allows the Names of all the Streets (even the narrowest,) being inserted clearly and distinctly, so as to be read without difficulty ; it is also the only one that contains the Boundaries of the various Parishes.

In Sheet, colored 15s. ; on Linen, in Case, 17s. 6d. ;
On Strainer and Varnished, 25s.


Map Publishers, Steam Machine Printers, Engravers, Lithographers, Stationers, &c.


Established 1813.

Genealogists and family historians will find this map of London a great aid for finding streets in the 1861 Census.

Brief History Of This Plan

This map came to MAPCO from Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland, in December 2006.

The plan appears to have been purchased in 1861 by H. Ball, who has inscribed his of her name and the date 1861 on the slipcase label in neat, careful letters. H. Ball also inscribed the date 1861 on the endpaper of the map itself. MAPCO has been unable to determine the identity of H. Ball.

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