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Transcribed by and posted with kind permission of Richard Mason
See also Pigots 1840 Woolwich Directory.
One mile east of Woolwich, in the hundred of Lessness, is Plumstead parish and village, pleasantly situated at a short distance from the banks of the river; it contains a neat church dedicated to St. Nicholas, and an endowed school; the living is a vicarage, in the patronage of the family of BOWELL. Plumstead by charter possesses the privilege of holding a market and fairs “ the right however has not for ages been exercised.
Shooter's Hill in this parish, is chiefly to be noted as the residence of many respectable families, and the summer retreat of many opulent individuals, attracted by the salubrity of the situation and the extensive views which it commands over a wide district of the country. The most striking erection in this neighbourhood is a tower, built on a commanding site, to commemorate the capture of the fortress of Seven Droog in the East Indies, by the British troops under Sir William JAMES. The population of the parish in 1831, was 2745.
POST OFFICE “ Plumstead, William BLACKNELL, Postmaster. Letters from London &c. arrive every morning, at half past nine and are despatched every afternoon at half past three.
GENTRY & CLERGYBAINES Mrs, Shooter's HillCLEEVE Mr Thomas, Park farm, PlumsteadCLEMENTS Mr John, PlumsteadCOOPE John esq, Shrewsbury House, Shooter's HillCREWE The Misses, Shooter's HillDICKINSON Mrs Frances, Bransbury House, Plumstead commonELLIOT The Misses, Shooter's HillELLIS Mrs, Shooter's HillFENCHAM Charles esq, Shooter's HillFENWICK Mrs Howard, Bellevue houseJOHNSTON Mr James, PlumsteadLANDELL William esq, Shooter's HillMAY Major Sir John, Shooter's HillNICOLS Colonel, Shooter's HillRUSSELL Mr Jno, Manor house, PlumsteadSHACKLETON Rev Hy John, PlumsteadSTACE Mr William, Plumstead roadSTEVENS Mrs Mary, Shooter's HillTURNER Henry Hammond esq, Shooter's HillWILLETT Henry Ralph esq, Broomhall, Shooter's HillWRIGHT Thomas esq, Shooter's HillACADEMIES & SCHOOLS “ not otherwise described are Day SchoolsAMBLER & PAUL, (gents boarding), Shooter's HillBICKERDIKE Thomas, (boarding), Burrage house, Shooter's HillDALLIN Rev Thomas James (AM), (gents boarding), Shooters hillMANTLE Hannah & Ann, (boarding), Shooter's hillREDPATH Miss, (ladies boarding), Shooter's hillBAKERSBLACKNELL William, PlumsteadBLACKSMITHSFOSTER Thomas, Shooter's HillHASLER Richard, Plumstead commonSTONEHAM William, PlumsteadBOOT & SHOE MAKERSGODHUGH Thomas, PlumsteadCARPENTERS & BUILDERSMASON Henry, PlumsteadMARKET GARDENERS AYERS Alfred, PlumsteadMITTON Elizabeth, PlumsteadPLUMBERS, PAINTERS & GLAZIERSENGLISH Richard, PlumsteadPOTTERS “ SUGAR, MOULD &c.DAWSON William Edward, (& brick & tile), Plumstead commonGATES Charles, Old Pottery, Plumstead commonHARRIS William Ashton, Plumstead commonSHOPKEEPERS & DEALERS IN GROCERIES & SUNDRIESCASE Joseph, PlumsteadCOCK Joseph, Plumstead commonHOPKINS Thomas, Plumstead commonJAMES Samuel, PlumsteadTAVERNS & PUBLIC HOUSESBull, James CARTER, Shooter's hillEarl of Moira, John HANKINS, Shooter's hillFox & Hounds, James BLOOMFIELD, Plumstead commonGreen Man, John BEADLE, PlumsteadPlume of Feathers, David RICE, PlumsteadPrince of Orange, Edward WHITTENBURY, PlumsteadRed Lion, Hannah HENDERSON, Shooter's hillRed Lion, Samuel MOSS, Plumstead
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