Survey of London: Volumes 43 and 44, Poplar, Blackwall and Isle of Dogs

The dockland parish of All Saints', Poplar, encompasses the ancient hamlet of Poplar itself, the old shipbuilding centre of Blackwall, and the former industrial districts of Millwall and Cubitt Town. Poplar's story is one of development and redevelopment on both the grand and the comparatively small scale, driven in the nineteenth century by mercantile interests and manufacturing, and after the Second World War by de-industrialization and the obsolescence of the Thames-side docks. The East and West India and Millwall Docks system is discussed in detail, together with the riverside wharves and works, and the massive regeneration, still in progress, which followed the creation of the Isle of Dogs Enterprise Zone in 1982. Among important individual buildings described is the seventeenth-century church of St Matthias, a rarity from the Interregnum, built for the East India Company. A major subject is public housing, which includes the famous Lansbury Estate, built in association with the 1951 Festival of Britain.

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'Survey of London', in Survey of London: Volumes 43 and 44, Poplar, Blackwall and Isle of Dogs, (London, 1994). British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/survey-london/vols43-4 [accessed 25 June 2024].

"Survey of London", in Survey of London: Volumes 43 and 44, Poplar, Blackwall and Isle of Dogs, (London, 1994). British History Online, accessed June 25, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/survey-london/vols43-4.

"Survey of London", in Survey of London: Volumes 43 and 44, Poplar, Blackwall and Isle of Dogs, (London, 1994), British History Online. Web. 25 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/survey-london/vols43-4.

Table of Contents

Title Page(s)
Plate 4: Poplar High Street 4
Plate 5: Poplar High Street 5
Plate 6: Poplar High Street 6
Plate 7: Poplar High Street 7
Plate 8: Poplar High Street 8
Plate 9: Poplar High Street 9
Plate 10 10
Plate 11: Poplar High Street 11
Plate 12: The Spotted Dog Public House, Poplar High Street. 12
Plate 13 13
Plate 14: The Church of St Matthias 14
Plate 15: The Church of St Matthias 15
Plate 16: Pennyfields 16
Plate 17: Pennyfields 17
Plate 18 18
Plate 19: East India Dock Road 19
Plate 20: East India Dock Road 20
Plate 21: East India Dock Road, Chapels 21
Plate 22: East India Dock Road, Churches 22
Plate 23: East India Dock Road 23
Plate 24: East India Dock Road 24
Plate 25: East India Dock Road 25
Plate 26: Poplar Baths, East India Dock Road 26
Plate 27: East India Dock Road 27
Plate 28: East India Dock Road 28
Plate 29: East India Dock Road 29
Plate 30: All Saints' Church 30
Plate 31: All Saints' Church 31
Plate 32: All Saints' Church, Interiors 32
Plate 33: All Saints' Church, Interiors 33
Plate 34 34
Plate 35 35
Plate 36 36
Plate 37 37
Plate 38 38
Plate 39 39
Plate 40: Public Houses 40
Plate 41: Limehouse Hole 41
Plate 42: Limehouse Hole 42
Plate 43 43
Plate 44 44
Plate 45: West India Docks, Aerial Views 45
Plate 46: West India Docks 46
Plate 47: West India Import Dock, North Quay Warehouses 47
Plate 48: West India Docks 48
Plate 49: West India Docks 49
Plate 50: West India Docks 50
Plate 51: West India Docks 51
Plate 52: West India Docks 52
Plate 53: West India Docks 53
Plate 54: West India Docks 54
Plate 55: West India Docks 55
Plate 56: Millwall Docks 56
Plate 57: Millwall Docks 57
Plate 58: Millwall Docks 58
Plate 59: Millwall Docks 59
Plate 60: Poplar Dock 60
Plate 61: East India Docks 61
Plate 62: East India Docks 62
Plate 63: East India Docks 63
Plate 64: East India Docks 64
Plate 65: East India Docks 65
Plate 66: East India Docks 66
Plate 67: Unexecuted schemes for the Isle of Dogs 67
Plate 68 68
Plate 69 69
Plate 70: Morton's Sufferance Wharf in 1986. 70
Plate 71: Morton's Sufferance Wharf in 1986. 71
Plate 72: Burrell's Wharf in 1986. 72
Plate 73: Burrell's Wharf in 1986. 73
Plate 74: South Millwall, river frontage in 1883. 74
Plate 75 75
Plate 76: Former Millwall Ironworks in 1994. 76
Plate 77 77
Plate 78 78
Plate 79 79
Plate 80: Cuba Street, north side in 1922. 80
Plate 81: Millwall Fire Station, Westferry Road 81
Plate 82: Churches in Southern Millwall 82
Plate 83 83
Plate 84 84
Plate 85 85
Plate 86: Cubitt Town, river frontage in 1884. 86
Plate 87 87
Plate 88 88
Plate 89: Public Houses 89
Plate 90 90
Plate 91: Cubitt Town, Churches 91
Plate 92 92
Plate 93: Old Blackwall 93
Plate 94: Blackwall Yard and Old Blackwall ('A View of Blackwall, looking towards Greenwich'). 94
Plate 95: Blackwall Yard 95
Plate 96: Blackwall Yard 96
Plate 97: Poplar Dock (Midland Railway) in 1922. 97
Plate 98: Manchester Road 98
Plate 99 99
Plate 100: Coldharbour, River Frontage 100
Plate 101: Coldharbour 101
Plate 102: Coldharbour 102
Plate 103: Coldharbour 103