Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich


Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich
Woolwich
Motto: Clamant nostra tela in Regis querela
(Our weapons clash in the King's quarrel)
Woolwich town hall 1.jpg
Woolwich Town Hall
Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich shown within the County of London
Woolwich within the County of London
Geography
Status Metropolitan borough
HQ Wellington Street
History
Created 1900
Abolished 1965
Succeeded by London Borough of Greenwich
London Borough of Newham
Politics
Governance Woolwich Borough Council
Arms of Woolwich Metropolitan Borough Council
Coat of arms of the borough council

The Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich was a Metropolitan borough in the County of London from 1900 to 1965.

Contents

Formation

The borough was formed from the civil parishes (with previous local authority):

Area and population

The area of the borough varied between 8,277 and 8,282 acres (33.5 km2). The population, as recorded at the census, was:[1]

Civil Parish 1801-1899

Year[1] 1801 1811 1821 1831 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891
Population 12,619 20,983 21,277 22,411 30,787 43,177 69,064 67,880 74,963 98,966

Metropolitan Borough 1900-1961

Year 1901 1911 1921 1931 1941 1951 1961
Population 117,178 121,376 140,389 146,881 [2] 147,891 146,603

Abolition

Most of it was amalgamated with the Metropolitan Borough of Greenwich to form the London Borough of Greenwich, but small parts, including North Woolwich, north of the river were instead included in the London Borough of Newham.

References

  1. ^ a b Statistical Abstract for London, 1901 (Vol. IV).
  2. ^ The census was suspended for World War II

Coordinates: 51°29′23″N 0°03′53″E / 51.4896°N 0.0647°E / 51.4896; 0.0647



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