GREENWICH is a large town and borough, on the south bank of the Thames, and
joins Deptford to the east; it is in Blackheath hundred, and the lathe of
Sutton-at-Hone. The population in 1851 was 34,801. The borough, which returns
two members to Parliament, includes Greenwich, Deptford, Woolwich, and Charlton.
The magnificent Hospital for aged and wounded seamen, which is now such a great
ornament to the town, was commenced by Charles II, who caused the old building
to be pulled down, The Royal Observatory is situated in the Park, on a high
hill. It was founded in 1695, and is considered the finest in the world.
POST-OFFICE, Nelson street. - C. M. Talmage, Postmaster.
Branch Office, Trafalgar road. - W. Blow, Receiver.
Branch Office, Royal hill. - G. Howard, Receiver.
Branch Office, Blackheath road. - Mr. Medwin, Receiver.
London and County Joint Stock Bank, Nelson street. - Robert Moline, Esq.,
Savings' Bank, Gloucester place. - John J. Langley, Actuary.
PLACES OF WORSHIP.
St. Alphage Church, Church street. - Rev. William A. Soames, Vicar; Rev. Mr.
Trinity Church, Blackheath hill. - Rev. Isaac W. North, Incumbent.
St. Mary's Church, King street.
Christ Church, Trafalgar road, Rev. J. Y. Hughes, Minister.
Catholic Church, Croom's Hill. - Rev. Richard North, D.D., Priest.
Wesleyan Chapel, George street, Croom's hill. - Rev. Peter Cooper,
County Court Offices, Burney street. - John Pitt Taylor, Esq., Judge; John
Bishop, Esq., Registrar
Greenwich Society for the Acquisition and Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, Royal
hill. - Clifton Gathercole, Assistant Secretary and Librarian.
City Mission Hall and Sunday School, Roan street.
Police Station, Blackheath road. - Francis M. Mallahew, Superintendent.
Public Baths and Washhouses, London street. - James Morley, Superintendent
Lecture Hall, Royal hill.
Mr. Penn's Scientific and Literary Institution, Blackheath road.
Royal Kent Dispensary, Greenwich road. - T. J. Ryder, Resident Apothecary; 0. J.
Phoenix Gas Works, Thames street. - David Hunter, Superintendent.
Offices of the Board of Works, Church street. - James Edward Woolford, Clerk;
Robert Moline, Treasurer; Henry N. Pink, Medical Officer of Health ; John
Nidd Smith, Surveyor; Charles Hughes and B. Hubble, Inspectors of Nuisances ;
Henry Palmer, Messenger.
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