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North Woolwich is a place in the London Borough of Newham. It is located north of Woolwich proper which is on the south bank of the River Thames. The two places are linked by the Woolwich Ferry and the Woolwich foot tunnel.

History

Historically North Woolwich consisted of two nearby tracts of land, totalling , situated on the north bank of the River Thames. The western detached part was surrounded on three sides by the parish of County Borough of East Ham and the eastern portion bordered East Ham to the west and Municipal Borough of Barking to the north.[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/image.aspx?compid=42748&filename=fig5.gif&pubid=283 'West Ham: Introduction', A History of the County of Essex: Volume 6 (1973)] Date accessed: 27 July 2009

The now disused North Woolwich railway station, which was closed in preparation for future transport developments which will use sections of the line, is situated adjacent to the ferry terminal. An extension of the Docklands Light Railway to the area opened in December 2005. Until 2009, this terminated at King George V DLR station; a further extension south of the river, to Woolwich Arsenal station, opened in 2009. This situation means that North Woolwich now sports two old station buildings. The closed North London Line station is adjacent to an earlier station which closed in 1979; this has housed the North Woolwich Old Station Museum since 1984, which is devoted to the history of the Great Eastern and London and North Eastern railways.

Administratively, North Woolwich was part of Kent at least since the Norman Conquest when one of William the Conqueror's lords, Hamon, was granted land on both sides of the Thames at this spot, probably to enable him to enjoy the taxes from cross-river traffic. It lay in the parish of Woolwich and later the Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich, but was absorbed into the London Borough of Newham in 1965 when Woolwich south of the Thames became part of the Royal Borough of Greenwich. It is unique in Outer London in being part of the County of London before 1965. The population peaked just before the First World War, and reduced substantially in the Second World War when it was heavily bombed.

The area was formerly the site of industries including the cable works of William Thomas Henley (later Associated Electrical Industries) and the Western Electric Co (later Standard Telephones and Cables) on the river to the west of the ferry, and a large Harland & Wolff ship building and repair shop at Gallions Point to the south of the King George V Dock, London entrance lock (not to be confused with their works at the western end of the dock). Often on the day of launch of a new ship, the company would invite children from the local primary school (Storey Street; now closed) to witness the event.



North Woolwich is linked to Woolwich, to its South, by a free ferry and a free pedestrian tunnel North Woolwich is a place in the London Borough of Newham. It is located north of Woolwich proper which is on the south bank of the River Thames. The two places are linked by the Woolwich Ferry and the Woolwich foot tunnel.

Population

* 1871: 1,455
* 1881: 1,504
* 1891: 2,055
* 1901: 3,086
* 1911: 4,409
* 1921: 3,970
* 1931: 3,579 North Woolwich is a place in the London Borough of Newham. It is located north of Woolwich proper which is on the south bank of the River Thames. The two places are linked by the Woolwich Ferry and the Woolwich foot tunnel.

Nearby places

*Woolwich
*Silvertown
*Custom House, London
*Beckton
The nearest List of Docklands Light Railway stations is King George V DLR station. North Woolwich is a place in the London Borough of Newham. It is located north of Woolwich proper which is on the south bank of the River Thames. The two places are linked by the Woolwich Ferry and the Woolwich foot tunnel.

Education

:''For details of education in North Woolwich see the List of schools in the London Borough of Newham'' North Woolwich is a place in the London Borough of Newham. It is located north of Woolwich proper which is on the south bank of the River Thames. The two places are linked by the Woolwich Ferry and the Woolwich foot tunnel.

Gallery

Image:North_woolwich_railway_museum 2.jpg|North Woolwich old railway museum frontage. (February 2007)
Image:North_woolwich_railway_museum 1.jpg|North Woolwich old railway museum. The platform for the recently closed North London Line station is visible on the far right. (February 2007) North Woolwich is a place in the London Borough of Newham. It is located north of Woolwich proper which is on the south bank of the River Thames. The two places are linked by the Woolwich Ferry and the Woolwich foot tunnel.

References

North Woolwich is a place in the London Borough of Newham. It is located north of Woolwich proper which is on the south bank of the River Thames. The two places are linked by the Woolwich Ferry and the Woolwich foot tunnel.

External links

* [http://www.hidden-histories.org.uk/projects/north-woolwich North Woolwich - Eastside Community Heritage]



Category:Areas of London
Category:Districts of Newham
Category:Cable manufacture in London
Category:Shipbuilding in London
Category:Districts of London on the River Thames
Category:Port of London