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Canning Town 1874  Post Office Directory


Canning Town 1874

Canning Town is a populous district, in Church Street ward, in the parish of West Ham, in the southern division of the county, hundred of Becontree, county court district of Bow, rural deanery of Barking, archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of Rochester; it is also in the Easter Metropolitan Postal district, and in the jurisdiction of the Central Criminal Court and of the Metropolitan Police. The Great Eastern Railway has three stations within the district; the river Lea flows on the west to the Thames. Holy Trinity ecclesiastical parish was formed in 1868. The church, situated in the Barking Road, is a Gothic building, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, a tower with a small spire, and 1 bell; it contains 1,000 sittings, all free and unappropriated: there is an organ. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £200, in the gift of the Bishop of Rochester, and held by the Rev John Russell, BA of Dublin. There are schools for boys, girls, and infants on the National and British systems. The Roman Catholics, Society of Friends, Baptists, Independents and Presbyterians have each places of worship here. . The Victoria (London) docks are in Plaistow Marsh; these docks, designed for the accommodation of ships of the largest burthen, cover an area of 100 acres, and have an entrance lock, 325 feet long by 80 feet wide, with nearly 28 feet depth at Trinity High water. A branch of Her Majesty’s (London) Customs is established here, and under the same roof the London and St Katharine Dock Company, Victoria (London) docks, transact their business. There is an iron church at the tidal basin belonging to the parish of St Mark, Victoria Docks, the church of which is situated in Silvertown: a new church (St Luke’s), is now being erected in Nelson Street; adjoining are schools and a vicarage house. The area of Holy Trinity parish is 433 acres, and the population in 1871 was 7, 697.
Official Establishements, Local Institutions etc
Post & Money Order Office, Post Office Savings Bank, Government Annuity & Insurance & Telegraph Office, North Woolwich Road, Wm H Moxon, collector
Post & Money Order Office & Post Office  Savings Bank, Victoria Dock Road, Joseph Terrell, collector
Insurance Agents:-
Atlas, W Averre, 52 North Woolwich Road
Sun Fire, W H Moxon, 15 North Woolwich Road
Public Establishments:-
London & St Katharines’s Dock Co (Charles Norman, sup; Geo B Linch, dock master;), Victoria (London) Docks
Police Station, Victoria (London) Docks, Edward Ellis, chief constable
Victoria Graving Dock Company Limited (per Jones Brothers), Victoria (London) Docks E, city offices, 9 Mincing Lane EC
Victoria Docks Union (Congregational) Church, Rev Josiah Foster, minister
British & Infant, North Woolwich Road, Matthew Cape Witty, master
St Luke’s National (boys), Hoy Street, Joseph Phillips, master; Robert William Allison, second master
St Luke’s National (infants), Nelson Street, Miss Julia Maria Fentum, mistress; Miss Jane Disney, assistant mistress
St Mark’s National (girls), Mrs Carr. Mistress
St Mark’s Iron Church School (infants), Victoria (London) Dokcs, Miss Agnes Marchant
Holy Trinity National (boys & girls), Barking Road, John St John, master; Mrs Eliza Dixon, mistress; Mrs Jesse Crick, infants mistress
Roman Catholic (mixed), Barking Road, Michael O’Leary, master; Mrs Susan Burley, mistress
Custom House Railway Station, North Woolwich Road, Robert Warring Coling, station master
Railway Station, Barking Road, Alfred Smith, station master
Railway Station, Tidal Basin, Robert Hartin, station master
Great Eastern Railway Goods Department, Victoria (London) Docks, George David Rowsell, agent
Great Northern Railway Goods Department, Victoria (London) Docks, Stevenson, agent
London & North Western Railway Goods Department, Victoria (London) Docks, Thomas T Thompson, agent
Midland Railway Goods Department, Adam Hunter Boylanm superintendent; William Richmond, assistant superintendent
Private Residents
Barker Frederick, 1 Rosetta Villas, Barking Road
Beckett Thomas Sharpe, Francis Terrace, Barking Road
Beetlestone John, 9 Widdicombe Terrace, Barking Road
Bell George, Lifford House, Barking Road
Bellman Ernest E, 6 Widdicombe Terrace, Barking Road
Bodily Rev Henry James, 3 Embla Terrace, Barking Road
Binhoff Mrs, Redriff Cottage, Barking Road
Bonto Mrs, Myrtle Cottage, Barking Road
Brown Rev Robert [Catholic], 1 Woodbine Terrace, Barking Road
Brown Mrs, 4 Custom House Terrace, North Woolwich Road
Brown Mrs, 7 Widdicombe Terrace, Barking Road
Burgum Thomas, 5 Woodbine Terrace, Barking Road
Conroy Edward Hawke, 4 Windsor Terrace, Barking Road
Cripps Thomas, 1 Custom House Terrace, North Woolwich Road
Cross William Horton, Blenheim Villa, Barking Road
Davis Alfred, 1 Windsor Terrace, Barking Road
Day Fras John, Isabella Villa, Barking Road
Fennell Richard Thomas, 8 Windsor Terrace, Barking Road
Gibbon Mrs, 4 Woodbine Terrace, Barking Road
Gibson James John, 3 Windsor Terrace, Barking Road
Glover Mrs, 2 Woodbine Terrace, Barking Road
Gomm George, 3 Mount Pleasant Terrace, Barking Road
Jacobs Robert, 1 Mount Pleasant Terrace, Barking Road
James Hy, Booth Cottage, Barking Road
Johnson Thos, Hope Cottage, Barking Road
Jones Wm, 2 Mount Pleasant Terrace, Barking Road
Kelland Chas Theo, 83 North Woolwich Road
Kenchington I William, 6 Custom House Terrace, Barking Road
Kendall John, 4 Mount Pleasant Terrace, Barking Road
King Mrs, Stephenson Street
Lepard William Charles, 2 Windsor Terrace, Barking Road
Lowe Henry, 2 Ellen Cottages, Barking Road
Meers George Crittall, Wouldham House, Barking Road
Morris Ellis Jones, 105 North Woolwich Road
Peacock Peter, 4 Widdicombe Terrace, Barking Road
Prior John, 1 Ellen Cottages, Barking Road
Prowse Richard William, Isabella Villas Terrace, Barking Road
Reed James, Barking Road
Russell Rev John, BA, Vicarage, Barking Road
Shotter William James, Ardesco Vill, Victoria London Docks
Simmonds George, 8 Widdicombe Terrace, Barking Road
Smith William John, 7 Windsor Terrace, Barking Road
Sorrell Thos, Museum House, Barking Road
Spencer Thomas Jackson, 5 Widdicombe Terrace, Barking Road
Southgate Thomas, Mansfield Cottage, Barking Road
Sykes Rev Henry James [Wesleyan], 1 Alexandra Terrace, Barking Road
Trott Francis, 6 Widdicombe Terrace, Barking Road
Troughton William Henry, 6 Windsor Terrace, Barking Road
Tyer George, Prospect Terrace, Stephenson Street
Wearn Rogerm 2 Embia Terrace, Barking Road
Wilton John, Booth Cottages, Barking Road