North Woolwich History Books

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Records of the Woolwich District vol. II, by W. T. Vincent

Records of the Woolwich District vol II was originally published in 1890, and covers Abbey Wood, Bexley, Charlton, Eltham, Erith, Kidbrook, North Woolwich, Plumstead, Shooters Hill, Welling, and Wickham, as well as additional topics on Woolwich. It includes over 200 illustrations, plus 45 photographic portraits of local men of influence. The book includes many old maps, is rich in the main institutions of churches, schools, charities and industries, and also includes topography, and notable events, making it invaluable for the local historian, family historian, and others with connections to the area around Woolwich.
This FamLoc edition is a slight modification: there have been changes to format and punctuation. However, the grammar and prose has been faithfully retained, other than changes to a handful of typographical errors and the very few instances where clarity was required.

Chapter on North Woolwich in Records of the Woolwich District vol. II:

Chapter XXXIX: North Woolwich
An Ancient Place – Wyck-lands – Manor of Woolwich – The Tile-house – The Old Ferry a Royal Ferry – Descent of the Ferry – Another Ferry – Charlton Ferry – Charlton Pier – Barge-house Ferry – Arsenal Ferry – A Ferry Company – The Free Ferry – Duval’s House – Old North Woolwich – A Solitary Railway Station – The Old Barge-house – North Woolwich Town – Eccentric Boundaries – An Extinct Waterway – Camp at North Woolwich – Barking – Barking Church – Barking Creek – How Woolwich Crossed the River – The Great Eastern Railway – A Phantom Railway – Pavilion Gardens – Henley’s Telegraph Works – Beckton and the Docks – Dagenham Level – Modern North Woolwich – Alliance with South Woolwich – The Free Ferry – The River Between – Poetic Praise – Gas-light and Coke Company – Royal Albert Docks – A Big Boom – The Census – Church and Schools.

North Woolwich images included in Records of the Woolwich District, vol II

The images below are of North Woolwich, and included in Records of the Woolwich District, vol II
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Other North Woolwich History Books and Maps

Despite being on the north side of the Thames, North Woolwich was for hundreds of years administered by Woolwich and Kent on the south side of the Thames. It is no surprise, therefore to find a whole chapter (Chapter XXXIX) on North Woolwich in Records of the Woolwich District vol II.

We display various North Woolwich history books in our panel (above). We also include the excellent Godfrey maps of North Woolwich, which show the streets, houses, public houses, etc., and have the bonus of having a Business Directory of the area on the reverse.

We welcome suggestions for including other North Woolwich history books.


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