Once upon a time, there was a hamlet called Heath Row …

February 11, 2008 at 6:41 am | Posted in Adding capacity, Development, England, English, Expansion, Growth, Hamlets, Heath Row, Heathrow, Heathrow airport, History, Maps, Medieval, Villages, Visual aids, Visual Spatial | 1 Comment

Cassini Historical Map of Heath Row Old Series Edition 1805-1822

Cassini Historical Heathrow Maps show the development of London Heathrow airport’s footprint, from Heath Row to LHR.

The full tale is explained on the Heathrow Historical Maps page, and makes illuminating reading.


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  1. My name’s Heath Row, and I’m a big fan of that map and site — thanks for reminding me about it! People always ask me whether I was named after the airport (no), and it’s useful to actually know some of the history behind the name — and my name. Thanks again.

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