Posts Categorized: Local history

Introduction to the history pages

Before we start… please note this part of the website is still being developed. The history notes are available in sequence if you click on the Local History link to the right hand side of the page. And.. these articles are also spread through the main run of articles below. We hope to tidy this… Read more »

A short history of the area – rough draft

Please note that almost nothing here is original research and is drawn from the resources in the other page on this website of Local History Resources. Some of those need buying at Owl – by phone now – or via Abebooks for second hand copies. So this is a very compressed version to get you… Read more »

Our Local History Group

INKERMAN AREA HISTORY GROUP We feel we are lucky to live in a historically very interesting area – which has already been quite well researched but which give opportunities for a lot more research. The Inkerman Area History Group has met on an occasional basis over the last few years and had lectures from Gillian… Read more »

History of the area through maps: 1. The Fields Beneath

This map is a hand drawn copy of the sketch map from Gillian Tindall’s book, The Fields Beneath. It is not a historic map. It shows the original site of Kentish Town which was quite a long way South of the present location. It was by Old St Pancras Church which is at the back… Read more »

History of the area through maps: 1801

The first historic map of the area is the wonderful 1801 map. There is quite an extensive history behind this map and its companion 1804 version. Camden History Review 7 has an article by Anthony Cooper which describes how in June 1792 the parish decided to commission a map of the parish and the work… Read more »

History of the area through maps: 1849+1860

The 1849 and 1860 maps really show the sudden development of the area. There are no details of the source of the maps. They are clearly the same map which has been added to 11 years on. They seem to be planning maps with some details sketched in – possibly in advance of the actual… Read more »