North Woolwich

that part of Kent north of the River Thames (North Woolwich)
North Woolwich is an area in the London Borough of Newham, East London.wikipedia
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London Borough of Newham

NewhamBorough of NewhamNewham, London
North Woolwich is an area in the London Borough of Newham, East London.
North Woolwich also became part of the borough (previously being in the Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich, south of the river Thames in the County of London) along with a small area west of the River Roding which had previously been part of the Municipal Borough of Barking.

Woolwich

Woolwich, EnglandWoolwich, LondonNorth Woolwich
Despite lying on the northern, Essex side of the Thames, the area was long administered as part of Woolwich and Kent on the south bank, an arrangement imposed in the aftermath of the Norman Conquest of England from 1066.
The town is a river crossing point, with the Woolwich Ferry and the Woolwich foot tunnel crossing to North Woolwich in the London Docklands.

North Woolwich railway station

North WoolwichNorth Woolwich stationnow closed railway station
The placename North Woolwich was taken from the now closed railway station which opened in 1847; before that, the area was referred to by terms such as "Woolwich in Essex", "Kent in Essex" and "detached Woolwich".
North Woolwich railway station in North Woolwich in east London was the eastern terminus of the North London Line.

King George V DLR station

King George VKing George V station
Most of Pier Road and the Royal Victoria Gardens, as well as King George V DLR station, are, strictly speaking, in a finger of East Ham surrounded by North Woolwich.
King George V is a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station in North Woolwich, East London, which opened on 2 December 2005.

Kent

Kent, EnglandCounty of KentCounty Kent
Despite lying on the northern, Essex side of the Thames, the area was long administered as part of Woolwich and Kent on the south bank, an arrangement imposed in the aftermath of the Norman Conquest of England from 1066.
For almost nine centuries a small part of present-day East London (the North Woolwich, London E16 area), formed part of Kent.

West Ham

UptonWestWest Ham, London
It could now be said to consist of the area to the south of King George V Dock and Lock, east of the boundary with the Silvertown area of West Ham. The neighbouring areas' local authorities of East Ham, West Ham and Barking, while also heavily urbanised, were excluded from the new London authority to remain in Essex; and so North Woolwich remained an anomaly at county level.
These natural boundaries suggest that Little Ilford and North Woolwich are likely to have been part of Ham(m).

Royal Borough of Greenwich

GreenwichLondon Borough of GreenwichGreenwich Council
The administrative association with Woolwich ended at that time, and Woolwich itself became part of a new London Borough of Greenwich.
The London Borough of Greenwich was formed in 1965 by merging the former areas of the metropolitan boroughs of Greenwich and most of Woolwich (with the exception of North Woolwich, north of the river, which became part of the London Borough of Newham).

Standard Telephones and Cables

STCStandard Telefon og KabelfabrikSTC plc
The area was formerly the site of industries including the cable works of W. T. Henley (later Associated Electrical Industries) and the Western Electric Company (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 entrance lock (not to be confused with their works at the western end of the dock).
Because of the costs of importing product, the company purchased a failing electrical cable factory at North Woolwich in London in 1898.

County Borough of East Ham

East HamEast Ham UDEast Ham Urban District
The neighbouring areas' local authorities of East Ham, West Ham and Barking, while also heavily urbanised, were excluded from the new London authority to remain in Essex; and so North Woolwich remained an anomaly at county level.
The four wards of the urban district were replaced by six new wards (Beckton & North Woolwich, Central East, Central West, Manor Park, Plashet East, Plashet West), each returning three councillors and one aldermen.

North Woolwich Old Station Museum

Old Station Museum
The closed North London Line station is adjacent to an earlier station which closed in 1979; this housed the now closed Old Station Museum from 1984, which was devoted to the history of the Great Eastern and London and North Eastern railways.
The North Woolwich Old Station Museum was a small railway museum in North Woolwich, in Newham, East London.

Woolwich Ferry

Woolwich Free Ferryferry crossing
In so doing he became both lord of the manor and Sheriff on both sides of the ferry crossing, an arrangement that allowed him to more effectively tax the revenues of the ferry. North Woolwich is also linked to Woolwich, to its south, by the Woolwich Free Ferry (which connects the North and South Circulars) and the Woolwich foot tunnel.
The Woolwich Ferry is a free vehicle and pedestrian ferry across the River Thames in East London, connecting Woolwich on the south bank with North Woolwich on the north.

William Thomas Henley

W.T. HenleyW. T. HenleyHenley
The area was formerly the site of industries including the cable works of W. T. Henley (later Associated Electrical Industries) and the Western Electric Company (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 entrance lock (not to be confused with their works at the western end of the dock).
He set up as a submarine cable maker in 1857 and by 1859 he had his own factory beside the Thames at North Woolwich.

Harland and Wolff

Harland & WolffHarland & Wolff LtdHarland & Wolff Ltd.
The area was formerly the site of industries including the cable works of W. T. Henley (later Associated Electrical Industries) and the Western Electric Company (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 entrance lock (not to be confused with their works at the western end of the dock).
Harland & Wolff also established shipyards at Bootle in Liverpool, North Woolwich in London and Southampton.

Municipal Borough of Barking

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The neighbouring areas' local authorities of East Ham, West Ham and Barking, while also heavily urbanised, were excluded from the new London authority to remain in Essex; and so North Woolwich remained an anomaly at county level.
There was also a land boundary as the eastern part of the North Woolwich exclave was surrounded by Barking on three sides.

Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich

WoolwichWoolwich Metropolitan Borough CouncilWoolwich Borough Council
The parish of Woolwich developed from the manor, and administered North Woolwich until 1888 when it was replaced by the Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich and made part of the new County of London.
Most of it was amalgamated with the Metropolitan Borough of Greenwich to form the London Borough of Greenwich, but small parts north of the river, including North Woolwich, were instead included in the London Borough of Newham.

Woolwich foot tunnel

foot tunnel rotundaWoolwich tunnels
North Woolwich is also linked to Woolwich, to its south, by the Woolwich Free Ferry (which connects the North and South Circulars) and the Woolwich foot tunnel.
The Woolwich foot tunnel crosses under the River Thames in Woolwich, in East London from Old Woolwich in the Royal Borough of Greenwich to North Woolwich in the London Borough of Newham.

List of Docklands Light Railway stations

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One of the planned extensions was from Canning Town to North Woolwich – options considered included North Woolwich station and a site near King George V Dock.

East London

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North Woolwich is an area in the London Borough of Newham, East London.

Essex

Essex, EnglandCounty of EssexEssex County
Despite lying on the northern, Essex side of the Thames, the area was long administered as part of Woolwich and Kent on the south bank, an arrangement imposed in the aftermath of the Norman Conquest of England from 1066.

River Thames

ThamesThames Riverthe Thames
Despite lying on the northern, Essex side of the Thames, the area was long administered as part of Woolwich and Kent on the south bank, an arrangement imposed in the aftermath of the Norman Conquest of England from 1066.

Norman conquest of England

Norman ConquestConquestNorman invasion
Despite lying on the northern, Essex side of the Thames, the area was long administered as part of Woolwich and Kent on the south bank, an arrangement imposed in the aftermath of the Norman Conquest of England from 1066.

Dock (maritime)

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The larger detached part, further fragmented by dock facilities, extended east from the Royal Victoria Gardens.

East Ham

EastEast Ham PalaceEast Ham South
Most of Pier Road and the Royal Victoria Gardens, as well as King George V DLR station, are, strictly speaking, in a finger of East Ham surrounded by North Woolwich.

Beckton

Beckton Sewage Treatment WorksGallions Reach Shopping ParkEast Beckton
Conversely, the area of the eastern part that lies north of the docks – an area of employment land, infrastructure facilities and post-industrial dereliction, with very few residents – is more usually seen as being part of Beckton, an area that has never had any formal definition.

Silvertown

Britannia VillageIndia Rubber, Gutta Percha and Telegraph Cable CompanySilvertown, Essex
It could now be said to consist of the area to the south of King George V Dock and Lock, east of the boundary with the Silvertown area of West Ham.