Old Images of Greenwich, London

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Greenwich Hospital 1834
Monograph of Greenwich Hospital from page 315 of "Tombleson's Thames [Plates. German edition. Descriptive text by W. G. Fearnside.] Ger", by William Gray Fearnside and William Tombleson, published by Tombleson of London in 1834, in the British Library archives

Glimpse history through old images of Greenwich, in Greater London, England.

Old Pictures of Greenwich, London

Prospect of Greenwich c.1736
“PROSPECT OF GREENWICH – VEUE DE GREENWICH” by Jacques Rigaud. Publisher: chez l’auteur rue St. Jacques vis avis le Plessis Avec privilege du Roy, Paris, c.1736. Topographical Collection of George III at the British Library
Old image of the Prospect of Greenwich 1739
“THE NORTH-WEST PROSPECT OF GREENWICH, IN THE COUNTY OF KENT”, Samuel Buck, Published according to Act of Parliament March 26. 1739, Garden Co. No. 1 Middle Temple London, Topographical Collection of George III at the British Library
old image of the Royal Hospital at Greenwich 1734
“A PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF THE COLONADES OF THE ROYAL HOSPITAL AT GREENWICH”, W.H.Toms, Published According to Act of Parliament by the Proprietor, JOHN BOYDELL, Engraver in Cheapside London, 1771, where may be had the Original print of GREENWICH HOSPITAL in two Sheets, Topographical Collection of George III at the British Library
Prospect of Greenwich, Deptford and London 1730-1750
“A Prospect of Greenwich, Deptford, & London” published c.1730-1750, Topographical Collection of George III at the British Library
Old image of Royal Hospital Fire Greenwich 1779
“A VIEW of the ROYAL HOSPITAL at GREENWICH when on FIRE on the MORNING of January 2.d 1779” by E. Edye, Published by John Harris, Sweetings Alley, Cornhill, & No. 8 Broad Street, London, 1779, etching and aquatint, Topographical Collection of George III at the British Library
Old picture of the Funeral Procession of the Late Lord Viscount Nelson, from Greenwich to Whitehall 1806
Funeral Procession of the Late Lord Viscount Nelson, from Greenwich to Whitehall, published 1st April 1806. From the Topographical Collection of George III at the British Library.
old image of a Greenwich landing May 18 1804
“The Landing of the Right Hon.ble the Lord Mayor, Aldermen &c. at Greenwich on May 18th, 1804, in their way to Blackheath” by Vincent Woodthorpe, Published by Scatcherd & Letterman, Ave Maria Lane, London, November 1804, Topographical Collection of George III at the British Library
old image of a Lane leading into Ship Street Greenwich 1830
Lane leading into Ship Street, Greenwich, in 1830, from page 812 of “Old and New London, etc” by George Walter Thornbury, published by Cassell in 1887, British Library archives
old image of the Crown and Sceptre inn Greenwich 1850
The Crown and Sceptre inn, Greenwich, in 1850, from page 806 of “Old and New London, etc” by George Walter Thornbury, published by Cassell in 1887, British Library archives
old picture of Royal Hospital Greenwich 1882
Royal Hospital, Greenwich, in 1882; from page 16 of “Some particulars relating to the ancient & royal Borough of Greenwich” compiled by William Howarth f.r.hist.s, published by E.G. Berryman in 1882; British Library archives
old picture of Royal Naval School Greenwich 1830
Royal Naval School Greenwich in 1830, from page 209 of “Old and New London, etc” by Walter Thornbury and Edward Walford, published 1879-1885 in London (England); British Library archives
old picture of Greenwich Palace 1662
Greenwich Palace in 1662, from page 12 of “The Palace and the Hospital; or, chronicles of Greenwich”, by Alfred Guy Kingham L’Estrange, published by Hurst & Blackett in London (England), in 1886; British Library archives
old image of The Magnetic Clock Greenwich Observatory 1887
The Magnetic Clock, Greenwich Observatory, in 1887, from page 830 of “Old and New London, etc” by George Walter Thornbury, published by Cassell in 1887, British Library archives

Greenwich Through Time

Enjoy this entertaining short video, showing Greenwich through the past few centuries. See the area transform from ancient fields and trees as far as the eye can see, through to the modern outskirts of a city dominated by skyscrapers.

London: Greenwich Through Time (2021 to 1560): The Time Travel Artist (YouTube)

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