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Millwall is the historic name for an area on the west of the Isle of Dogs.

Originally known as Marshwall, the area acquired its new name after its break with the parish of Poplar - Millwall was part of Poplar until the 19th century. The new name of Millwall was due to the large number of windmills built on the river wall in the 19th century. It became heavily industrialised, containing the workplaces and homes of a few thousand dockside and shipbuilding workers.

Millwall F.C. was founded in the area during 1885 as Millwall Rovers. The team moved south of the river to New Cross in 1910.

On 31 January 1858, the largest ship of that time, the SS Great Eastern, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, was launched from Napier Yard. Due to the technical difficulties of the launch, this was the last ship of such a size to be built on the island.

In the 1860s, the Millwall Dock was built, extending from the Thames into the centre of the Isle of Dogs. The spoil from the dock was left as the Mudchute.

The postwar period saw the area become a focus of regeneration programmes on the former industrial land in Millwall. Like other parts of the Isle of Dogs, substantial redevelopment has been ongoing since the 1980s, resulting in modern buildings beginning to predominate over the remaining early 20th century "two up, two down" semi-detached and terraced homes that housed the dock workers.

The area remains home to a number of council estates.




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Diana   
Added: 28 Feb 2024 13:52 GMT   

New Inn Yard, E1
My great grandparents x 6 lived in New Inn Yard. On this date, their son was baptised in nearby St Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch

Source: BDM London, Cripplegate and Shoreditch registers written by church clerk.

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Vic Stanley   
Added: 24 Feb 2024 17:38 GMT   

Postcose
The postcode is SE15, NOT SE1

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Gillian   
Added: 17 Feb 2024 00:08 GMT   

No 36 Upper East Smithfield
My great great grandfather was born at No 36 Upper East Smithfield and spent his early years staring out at a "dead wall" of St Katharine’s Docks. His father was an outfitter and sold clothing for sailors. He describes the place as being backed by tenements in terrible condition and most of the people living there were Irish.

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 16 Feb 2024 20:32 GMT   

Name origin
Interestingly South Lambeth derives its name from the same source as Lambeth itself - a landing place for lambs.

But South Lambeth has no landing place - it is not on the River Thames

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C Hobbs   
Added: 31 Jan 2024 23:53 GMT   

George Gut (1853 - 1861)
George Gut, Master Baker lived with his family in Long Lane.
George was born in Bernbach, Hesse, Germany and came to the UK sometime in the 1840s. In 1849, George married an Englishwoman called Matilda Baker and became a nauralized Englishman. He was given the Freedom of the City of London (by Redemption in the Company of Bakers), in 1853 and was at that time, recorded as living at 3 Long Lane. In the 1861 census, George Gut was living at 11 Long Lane.

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Emma Beach   
Added: 18 Jan 2024 04:33 GMT   

William Sutton Thwaites
William Sutton Thwaites was the father of Frances Lydia Alice Knorr nee Thwaites�’�’she was executed in 1894 in Melbourne, Victoria Australia for infanticide. In the year prior to his marriage, to her mother Frances Jeanette Thwaites nee Robin, William Sutton was working as a tailor for Mr Orchard who employed four tailors in the hamlet of Mile End Old Town on at Crombies Row, Commercial Road East.

Source: 1861 England Census Class: Rg 9; Piece: 293; Folio: 20; Page: 2; GSU roll: 542608

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Simon   
Added: 15 Jan 2024 15:44 GMT   

Simon De Charmes, clockmaker
De Charmes (or Des Charmes), Simon, of French Huguenot extraction. Recorded 1688 and Free of the Clockmakers’ Company 1691-1730. In London until 1704 at least at ’his House, the Sign of the Clock, the Corner of Warwick St, Charing Cross’. See Brian Loomes The Early Clockmakers of Great Britain, NAG Press, 1981, p.188

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Jacqueline Mico   
Added: 14 Jan 2024 07:29 GMT   

Robert Bolam
This is where my grandad was born, he went on to be a beautiful man, he became a shop owner, a father, and grandfather, he lost a leg when he was a milkman and the horse kicked him, then opened a shop in New Cross and then moved to Lewisham where he had a Newsagents and tobacconists.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Millwall Millwall is the historic name for an area on the west of the Isle of Dogs.

NEARBY STREETS
, E14 Gaverick Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Albert Place, E14 Albert Place was a row of houses in Westferry Road, just north of Tooke Street
Alexander House, E14 Alexander House is a block on Tiller Road (Millwall)
Alexia Square, E14 Alexia Square is a road in the E14 postcode area (Crossharbour)
Alpha Grove, E14 Alpha Grove runs from Strafford Street to Tiller Road (Millwall)
Alpha Road, E14 Alpha Road was Alpha Groveafter 1939
Arena Tower, E14 Arena Tower is a block on Crossharbour Plaza (Crossharbour)
Arnhem Place, E14 Arnhem Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area
Baltimore Wharf, E14 A street within the E14 postcode (Crossharbour)
Boston House, E14 Boston House can be found on Larson Walk
Bosun Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Byng Street, E14 Byng Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Caravel Close, E14 Caravel Close is a road in the E14 postcode area (Millwall)
Cassilis Road, E14 Cassilis Road is a road in the E14 postcode area
Cheval Street, E14 Cheval Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Claire Place, E14 Claire Place is a road in the E14 postcode area (Millwall)
Clara Grant House, E14 Clara Grant House is a building on Mellish Street (Millwall)
Clover Court, E14 Clover Court is a block on Watergate Walk
Cobalt Point, E14 Cobalt Point is a location in London
Constable House, E14 Constable House is a block on Cassilis Road
Coolidge Tower, E14 Coolidge Tower is a block on Indescon Square
Cressal House, E14 Cressal House is sited on Tiller Road (Millwall)
Crosstrees House, E14 Crosstrees House is a block on Cassilis Road
Cudweed Court, E14 Cudweed Court is a block on Watergate Walk
Dandelion Court, E14 Dandelion Court is a block on Watergate Walk
Denison House, E14 Denison House is a block on Lanterns Way
Dockers Tanner Road, E14 Dockers Tanner Road is a road in the E14 postcode area
Dockyard Lane, E14 Dockyard Lane is location of London
Duckman Tower, E14 Duckman Tower is a block on Lincoln Plaza
Edison Building, E14 Edison Building is a block on Westferry Road
Enterprise Business Park, E14 Enterprise Business Park is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area
Fairlead House, E14 Fairlead House is a block on Cassilis Road (Millwall)
Fairwater Building, E14 Fairwater Building is located on Tiller Road (Millwall)
Franklin Building, E14 Franklin Building is a building on Westferry Road
Gainsborough House, E14 Gainsborough House is a building on Cassilis Road
Gaverick Mews, E14 Gaverick Mews is a road in the E14 postcode area
George Street, E14 George Street was probably named after a member of the Batson family
Gilbertson House, E14 Gilbertson House is a block on Mellish Street (Millwall)
Great Eastern Enterprise Centre, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Greenwich View Place, E14 Greenwich View Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area
Greenwich View, E14 Greenwich View is a road in the E14 postcode area
Hammond House, E14 Residential block (Millwall)
Havannah Street, E14 Havannah Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area
Hibbert House, E14 Hibbert House is a block on Tiller Road (Millwall)
Hoover Tower, E14 Hoover Tower is a block on Lanterns Way
Hutching’s Street, E14 Hutching’s Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Independent House, E14 Independent House is a block on Marsh Wall
Indescon Court, E14 Indescon Court is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area
Indescon Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Jackson Tower, E14 Jackson Tower is a building on Lincoln Plaza
Janet Street, E14 Janet Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area (Millwall)
Jetty Court, E14 Jetty Court is a block on Old Bellgate Place
Kedge House, E14 Kedge House is a block on Starboard Way (Millwall)
Keelson House, E14 Keelson House is a block on Cassilis Road
Kingsbridge Court, E14 Kingsbridge Court can be found on Dockers Tanner Road
Knighthead Point, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Lanark Square, E14 Lanark Square is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area
Lanterns Court, E14 Lanterns Court is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area
Lanterns Way, E14 This is a street in the E14 postcode area
Larson Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Lawrence Wharf, E14 Lawrence Wharf is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Lighterman’s Road, E14 Lighterman’s Road is a road in the E14 postcode area
Lightermans Walk, E14 Lightermans Walk is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Lincolane Road, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Lincoln Plaza, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Lowry House, E14 Lowry House is located on Cassilis Road (Millwall)
Malabar Street, E14 Malabar Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area
Marlin Apartments, E14 Marlin Apartments is located on Byng Street
Marsh Wall, E14 Marsh Wall is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area
Mastmaker Court, E14 Mastmaker Court is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area
Mastmaker Road, E14 Mastmaker Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area
Mellish Street, E14 Mellish Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area (Millwall)
Michigan House, E14 Michigan House is a building on Westferry Road
Millharbour, E14 Millharbour is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area
Millwall Dock Road, E14 Millwall Dock Road is a road in the E14 postcode area (Millwall)
Moiety Road, E14 Moiety Road is a road in the E14 postcode area
Montcalm House, E14 Montcalm House is a block on Westferry Road
Montrose House, E14 Montrose House can be found on Westferry Road
Moore House, E14 Moore House is a block on Cassilis Road
Muirfield Crescent, E14 Muirfield Crescent is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area (Millwall)
Nash House, E14 Nash House is a block on Cassilis Road (Millwall)
Naxos Building, E14 Naxos Building can be found on Hutchings Street
Oakland Quay, E14 Oakland Quay is a walkway alongside the Millwall Inner Dock (Crossharbour)
Old Bellgate Place, E14 Old Bellgate Place is a road in the E14 postcode area
Old Bellgate Wharf, E14 Old Bellgate Wharf is a road in the E14 postcode area
Omega Close, E14 Omega Close is a road in the E14 postcode area (Millwall)
Ostro Tower, E14 Ostro Tower is a block on Harbour Way
Pan Peninsula Square, E14 Pan Peninsula Square is a road in the E14 postcode area
Pepper Street, E14 Pepper Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area (Crossharbour)
Pierpoint Building, E14 Pierpoint Building is a block on Westferry Road
PO Box 4, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Quadrant Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Quay View Apartments, E14 Quay View Apartments is located on Arden Crescent
Riverview Court, E14 Riverview Court is a block on Old Bellgate Place
Sandwood House, E14 Sandwood House is a block on Pepper Street (Millwall)
Seacon Tower, E14 Seacon Tower is a block on Hutchings Street
Selsdon Way, E14 Selsdon Way is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area
Simpsons Road, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Sirocco Tower, E14 Sirocco Tower is located on Harbour Way
South Quay Plaza, E14 South Quay Plaza is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area
Spinnaker House, E14 Spinnaker House is a block on Byng Street
St. Lukes Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Stanliff House, E14 Stanliff House can be found on Cassilis Road
Starboard Way, E14 Starboard Way is a road in the E14 postcode area
Storers Quay, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Strafford Street, E14 Strafford Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Talisman Tower, E14 Talisman Tower is a block on Lincoln Plaza
Tayside House, E14 Tayside House is a building on Pepper Street (Millwall)
The Quarterdeck, E14 The Quarterdeck is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area
Tideway House, E14 Tideway House can be found on Strafford Street
Tiller Road, E14 Tiller Road was part of Glengall Grove before 1963 (Millwall)
Tooke Street, E14 Tooke Street was a former road in the Isle of Dogs
Topmast Point, E14 Topmast Point is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area
Trinity Tower, E14 Trinity Tower can be found on Mellish Street
Turner House, E14 Turner House is a block on Cassilis Road (Millwall)
Vanguard Building, E14 Vanguard Building is a block on Westferry Road
Watergate Walk, E14 Watergate Walk is a location in London
Wateridge Close, E14 Wateridge Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
West Quay Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Westferry Promenade, E14 Westferry Promenade is a road in the E14 postcode area
Westferry Road, E14 Westferry Road was the road from Limehouse to the Greenwich Ferry
Westward Parade, E14 A street within the E14 postcode (Crossharbour)
Winch House, E14 Winch House is a block on Omega Close (Millwall)
Wyndham House, E14 Wyndham House is sited on Marsh Wall


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