Historical Town Maps

The Historic Towns Trust produces folded historical maps of towns and cities featured in its atlases, or meriting a map in their own right. They are published by the Historic Towns Trust in its Town & City Historical Maps series.

Each map shows a fascinating summary of the city or town's history, combined with an interesting introductory text, and a gazetteer giving brief details of the main features shown on the map, or street directory in the case of the Map of Tudor London. The gazetteers also carry illustrations in the form of engravings, watercolours or early photographs.

Each map is presented in a card cover (like an OS map), carrying an introduction to the map and a summary of the history of the featured town.

The maps are available to buy through local booksellers and other outlets in the cities featured, or by ordering through any bookshop or on-line book retailer.  The Historic Towns Trust doesn't sell its publications directly, but they are easy to obtain by order - please order them through your usual book retailer, quoting the ISBN.

Five maps in the new series are now published by the HTT

The first in the series is an Historical Map of Oxford.

The second map, an Historical Map of Winchester was published in October 2016 and details can be found here.

The third map, of Kingston upon Hull, was published in May 2017.  It is larger in format than Winchester or Oxford, and still at the standard scale of 1:2500. 

Details can be found here.

Published in May 2018 was the Map of Tudor London, detailing the streets and buildings of Engalnd's commercial capital about 1520 - just beofre the Reformation.  Its many religious houses dominated the structure of the city, but green fields came up to its walls.

Published in June 2018 is the Trust's new edition of the Historical Map of York.  Details of this map - also at our standard scale of 1:2500 - can be found here.

We're now working on maps of Medieval London, Canterbury, Coventry and Bristol in 1480, for publication in 2019 and 2020.


Meanwhile, the following publication produced by Old House Books is out of print, but second-hand copies may be found  in bookshops or on the internet. 

Windsor and Eton about 1860  -  published September 2013