OS Grid Reference: TQ4478
The 1841 population was 2,816

Administrative Units

Plumstead fell within the Hundred of Little & Lessness. Its 19th century Registration District & Poor Law Union was Lewisham -1868, Woolwich 1868-.
Probate Jurisdiction was Rochester to 1845, London 1846-57.

Plumstead included parts of Shooters Hill and Abbey Wood.

Census Publications

  • 1851 Name Index (only) published on microfiche as part of Volume IV (Lewisham Registration District).

For ordering details see Census Publications.

Churches and Chapels (pre-1910)

Church of England

  1. St Nicholas (Ancient Parish church)  (map ref A)
  2. St Margaret: Vicarage Rd. (map ref B)  Church built 1858-9, demolished 1974; parish created 1864 from St Nicholas.   Original registers from 1859.
  3. Shooters Hill, All Saints: Ripon Rd. (map ref C)  Church built 1873-5, bombed 1944, rebuilt 1956; parish created 1876 from Plumstead.   Original registers from 1876.
  4. St James Burrage Rd. (map ref D)
  5. St John the Baptist: Earl Rise / Robert St. (map ref E)  Church built 1883-4, destroyed 1941, demolished 1959; parish created 1885 from Plumstead St Nicholas, united 1953 with St James.   Original registers from 1882.
  6. St Paul: Hector St. (map ref F)  Church built 1901, became St Patrick R/Catholic 1968; parish created 1902 [from St Nicholas?].   Original registers from 1901.
  7. Plumstead Common, St Mark: Old Mill Rd.  Church built 1901, demolished 1972; parish created 1903 from St Nicholas & St Margaret (too late to be shown on map), abolished 1968.   Original registers from 1897.

Roman Catholic

  • St Patrick: Griffin Rd.  Church built 1893, converted to school hall 1970; succeeded by redundant St Pauls C of E church (Hector St).   Original registers from 1893.


  1. Baptist: Conduit Rd.  (1865-1969). No information on registers
  2. Baptist: Plumstead Tabernacle, Maxey Rd.  (1861-1930 demolished). No information on registers
  3. Baptist: Union Church, Park Rd.  (1885-1954). No information on registers


For project purposes this parish is also covered by Woolwich & District FHS.

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