Map of Eltham, 1869

Map of Eltham, 1869 

In 1869 Eltham was predominantly rural surrounded by fields with the large woodland areas of Shooters Hill dominating the areas to the east and north east.

The remains of Eltham's medieval palace (Eltham Court) can be seen to the south west of the High Street (seen in the centre of the picture), running through two of the former hunting parks, the Great Park at Eltham Lodge, and Middle Park.

The Dartford Loop railway line and Eltham (now Mottingham) Station are to the south. The arrival of the railway was a spur to suburban development in Eltham.

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Ordnance Survey, 6" to a mile, published in 1869