Chapel House Street, E14

Road in/near Cubitt Town, existing between 1895 and now

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JANUARY
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2022

Chapel House Street was named after a medieval chapel and later farm which was located approximately at the corner of the Whiteadder Way and Spindrift Avenue.

The chapel (first mentioned in the twelfth century) was located at the highest point of the Island - one of the few areas naturally above the level of the tidal Thames. Chapel House Farm was built on the same spot but during the 1860s, Chapel House Farm was demolished to make room for Millwall Docks.

A short Chapel House Street, a cul-de-sac, arrived about 1895. In 1904, Chapel House Street was extended to link Westferry Road to East Ferry Road. No houses were yet built along it. A short section of the 1895 street would be renamed Chapel House Place (now Julian Place).

After the First World War, Chapel House Street became the centre of the Chapel House Estate.




Main source: Isle of Dogs – Past Life, Past Lives | Two Hundred Years of Docks, Industry & Islanders
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Ely place existed in name in 1857
On 7th July 1857 John James Chase and Mary Ann Weekes were married at St John the Baptist Hoxton, he of full age and she a minor. Both parties list their place of residence as Ely Place, yet according to other information, this street was not named until 1861. He was a bricklayer, she had no occupation listed, but both were literate and able to sign their names on their marriage certificate.

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Cubitt Town

This section of Poplar was developed as part of the Port of London in 1840s and 1850s by William Cubitt, Lord Mayor of London (1860–1862).

Cubitt Town lies on the eastern side of the Isle of Dogs. William Cubitt was responsible for the early housing which accommodated the growing population of dockworkers and shipbuilders.

Along with the housing, Cubitt also created many local businesses.

Bangladeshi and East Asian immigrant populations became established after the 1950s.

During the 1960s and 1970s, high-rise estates began to be built and during the 1990s and afterwards, the Canary Wharf complex attracted a different mix of people.


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Tram in Greenwich Church Street.
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The Greenwich Foot Tunnel in May 2018
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Thermopylae Gate, E14 (2022) Houses in the Chapel House Estate were designed in a ’Neo-Georgian’ style by Sir Frank Baines.
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Deptford Ferry Road - view of Britannia Dock. Above the terraced houses the masts and yards of the barque Killoran can be seen under repair in Britannia Dry Dock in 1928.
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Two smallpox hospital ships moored off Deptford - vaccinations eventually rid the world completely of this terrible disease. Acquired in 1881, the ships were later moved down river to Long Reach, before being phased out in 1904
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