OS Grid Reference: TQ4379
The 1841 population was 25,785

Administrative Units

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

North Woolwich comprised two small detached parts of the parish, in Kent but north of the Thames (these were transferred to Greater London in 1965).

Census Publications

  • 1851 Name Index (only) published on microfiche as part of Volume II (Woolwich parish).

For ordering details see Census Publications.

Churches and Chapels (pre-1910)

Church of England

  1. St Mary Magdalene (Ancient Parish church)  (map ref A)
  2. St John the Evangelist: Wellington St. (map ref B)  Church built 1845, demolished 1948; separate parish created 1869 from Woolwich St Mary, abolished 1939..   Original registers from 1869.
  3. St Michael & All Angels: Borgard Rd. (map ref C)  Church built 1875; parish created 1879 from Woolwich St Mary. No information on registers
  4. Holy Trinity: Rope Walk / Beresford Square. (map ref D)  Built 1833 as Trinity Episcopal Chapel; chapel of ease 1850, closed 1960 & demolished 1962; parish created 1881 from Woolwich St. Mary, abolished 1953.   Original registers from 1881.
  5. St Saviour: Mission church.  Original registers from 1873.
  6. St Anne: Mission church, Ritter St.  Original registers from 1904.
  7. Royal Arsenal and Dockyard Chapel:   (1857).   Original registers from 1873.
  8. St George Garrison Church:   Church built 1863, destroyed 1944. No information on registers

Roman Catholic

  • St Peter: New Rd.  (1815) Church (re?)built 1842-3.   Original registers from 1816.


  1. Baptist: Enon Chapel.  (1754).   Original registers from 1786.
  2. Baptist: Queen St.  (1788).   Original registers from 1781.
  3. Baptist: Carmel, Anglesea Rd.  (1857-1908 closed). No information on registers
  4. Baptist: Parsons Hill.  (1857-1901 sold). No information on registers


  1. Independent: Salem Chapel, Powis St.  Original registers from 1796.
  2. Independent: Union Chapel, Church St.  Original registers from 1819.
  3. Congregational: Rectory Place.  (1858). No information on registers


  1. Presbyterian: New Rd.  (1842). No information on registers
  2. Presbyterian: St Andrew, Anglesea Hill.  Founded 1872, sold 1924. No information on registers


  1. Wesleyan: William St.  (1816).   Original registers from 1800.
  2. Wesleyan: Beresford St.  (1840-99 sold). No information on registers
  3. Wesleyan: Sand St.  (1844-82) later Baptist. No information on registers
  4. Wesleyan: Shooters Hill Chapel, Red Lion Lane.  (1873-1902). No information on registers
  5. Wesleyan: Sutcliffe Rd.  (1885-?). No information on registers


  1. Scots Church:   Original registers from 1797.

    Parish Register transcript published by Rob Cottrell (Microfiche Ref. C37) See Thames & Medway Riverside Parish Register Publications.

  2. Bible Christian: Zion, Upper Market St.  (1828-87). No information on registers


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

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