The location is where the name "Thamesmead" appears on the modern 1:25,000 map. Thamesmead was developed by the Greater London Council as a new town on the Plumstead marshes, starting in the late 1960s. The name "Thamesmead" was invented in a competition in 1966/7.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Thamesmead has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Greenwich. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Thamesmead and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Thamesmead, in Greenwich and Kent | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 09th December 2013
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