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West Ham, Newham

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West Ham, Newham

West Ham is in the London Borough of Newham in London, England. In the west it is a post-industrial neighbourhood abutting the site of the London Olympic Park and in the east it is mostly residential, consisting of Victorian terraced housing interspersed with higher density post-War social housing. The area has been one of the most deprived in the country and as part of the New Deal for Communities programme it forms, with neighbouring Plaistow, a regeneration area.
Post townLONDON
Administrative CountyNewham
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTQ4083
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code020

Other names by which West Ham, Newham has been known in the past

Ham ~ Ham West

West Ham, Newham in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Ham, West, parl. bor., par., and local government dist., Essex, on N. bank of river Thames, opposite Greenwich, and in E. of London, 4667 ac. (159 water) and 270 tidal water and foreshore, pop. 128,953; returns 2 members to Parliament -- 2 divisions, viz., North and South, 1 member for each division; it was made a parl. bor. in 1885. See West Ham.

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