Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich
Woolwich Town Hall
Woolwich within the County of London
|- Succeeded by||London Borough of Greenwich
London Borough of Newham
|Government||Woolwich Borough Council|
|- HQ||Wellington Street|
|- Motto||Clamant nostra tela in Regis querela
(Our weapons clash in the King's quarrel)
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. It was formed from the civil parishes of Eltham, Plumstead and Woolwich. Its former area is now part of the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the London Borough of Newham.
The borough was formed from the civil parishes (with previous local authority):
- Eltham (Lee District Board of Works)
- Plumstead (Plumstead Vestry)
- Woolwich (Woolwich Local Board of Health)
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:
Civil Parish 1801-1899
Metropolitan Borough 1900-1961
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.
- Statistical Abstract for London, 1901 (Vol. IV).
- The census was suspended for World War II
- Robert Donald, ed. (1907). "London: Woolwich". Municipal Year Book of the United Kingdom for 1907. London: Edward Lloyd.