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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.
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. 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) (talk • contribs) 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)