Category: Poplar

Athol Street, E14

A pun on Scottish-themed road names probably caused Athol Street to be named and positioned below Blair Street – causing Blair Athol to be spelt out.

Lochnagar Street, E14

Lochnagar Street runs east from the Blackwall Tunnel northern approach road.

Rook Street, E14

Rook Street – at first called Mary Street – ran between Poplar High Street and East India Road.

Castor Street, E14

Castor Street existed between the 1810s and 1960s.

Poplar High Street, E14

Until the late nineteenth century Poplar High Street was the district’s principal street.

Poplar Dock

Poplar Dock is a small dock that connects to the Blackwall Basin of the West India Docks.

A Dictionary of Lost East London

 This book by Mick Lemmerman is an absolute must for anyone interested in the history of East London or who is exploring their East London ancestry – a comprehensive dictionary of the lost streets, roads, alleys, lanes, public houses, blocks of flats, places of worship, schools, hospitals, docks, wharves and other places of note. …

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East End Churches

Much of this section  derives from the research of Prebendary Arthur Royall (13 October 1919 – 17 June 2013). East London Churches with dates of Consecration The Parish Churches Of Bethnal Green St. Matthew 1746 St. John on Bethnal Green 1823 St. Philip 1840 St. Peter 1841 St. Andrew 1841 St. James the Less 1842. …

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Much of this section about Poplar derives from the writings of Prebendary Arthur Royall (13 October 1919 – 17 June 2013). Many of his articles became part of the Royall family website at His street names of Poplar was mostly in turn derived from The Streets of London by S.Fairfield, an out-of-print book published by Macmillan …

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