Thursday 26 June 2003 10.17am
In medieval times, London-proper was nearly all north of the Thames, with just a few hundred yards of Borough and Bankside south of the river before the fields of Surrey. Five miles due south of London Bridge takes you to Dulwich, which would have been a tiny village surrounded by countryside. Or maybe you could look five miles down the roman road towards Winchester (the A3 on modern maps) which would place you in the village of Wandsworth. You could look east along the roman Old Kent Road
towards Canterbury (the A2), which would place you near Greenwich or Blackheath. All these places have history web sites with useful background information.
The Corporation of London Collage Image Database has over 100 maps of London dating from the 15th to the 19th Century. There are thousands of other prints of old London on their database. You can order prints in various sizes for a few dollars each. Their web site is at http://collage.nhil.com/
Good luck with the project.