Woodman Street, E16
Road is in an area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before with most of the buildings dating from the 2000s
Print-friendly version of this page North Woolwich is a place in the London Borough of Newham. It is located north of Woolwich proper which is on the south bank of the River Thames. The two places are linked by the Woolwich Ferry and the Woolwich foot tunnel.
Woodman Street is one of the streets of London in the E16 postal area.
consists of two tracts of land, totalling 412 acres on the north bank of the River Thames in east London.
Administratively, North Woolwich
was part of Kent at least since the Norman Conquest when one of William the Conqueror's lords, Hamon, was granted land on both sides of the Thames at this spot, probably to enable him to enjoy the taxes from cross-river traffic. It lay in the parish of Woolwich
and later the Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich
, but was absorbed into the London Borough of Newham in 1965 when Woolwich
south of the Thames became part of the London Borough of Greenwich.
It is unique in Outer London in being part of the County of London before 1965. The population peaked just before the First World War, and reduced substantially in the Second World War when it was heavily bombed.