Lee District (Metropolis)

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Lee (1894—1900)
Plumstead (1855—1894)
 - Created 1855
 - Abolished 1900
 - Succeeded by Metropolitan Borough of Greenwich
Metropolitan Borough of Lewisham
Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich
Status District
Government Plumstead District Board of Works (1855—1894)
Lee District Board of Works (1894—1900)

Plumstead (1855–1894) and then Lee (1894–1900) was a local government district within the metropolitan area of London from 1855 to 1900. It was formed as the Plumstead district by the Metropolis Management Act 1855 and was governed by the Plumstead District Board of Works, which consisted of elected vestrymen.

Until 1889 the district was in the county of Kent, but included in the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works. In 1889 the area of the MBW was constituted the County of London, and the District Board became a local authority under the London County Council. In 1894 the parish of Plumstead was removed from the district to be governed by a parish vestry and the district was renamed Lee.


The district comprised the following civil parishes:[1]


The district was abolished in 1900 and split as follows:[1]


  1. ^ a b Youngs, Frederic (1979). Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England. I: Southern England. London: Royal Historical Society. ISBN 0-901050-67-9.