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Plumstead, Greenwich

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Plumstead, Greenwich

Plumstead is a district of south London, England, located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich which is historically part of the County of Kent. Plumstead is a multi cultural area with large Asian and Afro-Caribbean communities, in similarity to local areas such as Woolwich and Thamesmead.
Post townLONDON
Administrative CountyGreenwich
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ4478
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionLondon
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code020
Population47,145
 

Other names by which Plumstead, Greenwich has been known in the past

Plumestede ~ Plumstede

Plumstead, Greenwich in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Plumstead.-- par. and ry. sta., Kent, on E. side and wholly within the parl. bor. of Woolwich, 3388 ac., pop. 33,250. From a mere vil. Plumstead has grown up within recent times to be a populous place, through the Government works established at Woolwich. The Plumstead Marshes are principally used for the proving of cannon. Powder magazines, brick fields, and tile kilns are here. See WOOLWICH.

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