West Ham  Essex


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described West Ham like this:

West Ham, parl. bor., par., and local government dist., Essex, on N. bank of river Thames, opposite Greenwich, and in E. of London, 4667 ac., pop. 128,953; contains Stratford town and has several industrial establishments in connection with the Victoria Docks; ship-building, silk-printing, brewing, leather-cloth mfr., &c., See STRATFORD. West Ham returns 2 members to Parliament (2 divisions - viz., North and South, 1 member for each division); it was made a parl. bor. in 1885.

West Ham through time

West Ham is now part of Newham district. Click here for graphs and data of how Newham has changed over two centuries. For statistics about West Ham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of West Ham, in Newham and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 10th August 2022

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