Talk:Blackwall, London

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"Nice article. It would be nice if it contained an explanation of why Blackwall is called Blackwall." -wrote Sjhobday - comment relocated to Talk:Blackwall, London Paul W 10:04, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Explanation added - Paul W 10:18, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Blackwall was not named in the 18th century.[edit]

Blackwall is said to have got its name from the colour of the embankment wall constructed along the north side of the Thames during the 18th century.[1] It was created circa 17th century, have a look at this map http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/shepherd_1911/shepherd-c-074-075.jpg (right bottom corner) (talkcontribs) 01:10, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

The district around `Blackwall' Stairs was known as 'Blackwall' by at least the fourteenth century

From: 'Old Blackwall', Survey of London: volumes 43 and 44: Poplar, Blackwall and Isle of Dogs (1994), pp. 548-552. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=46532. Date accessed: 05 November 2007. Pterre 16:58, 5 November 2007 (UTC)