Detailed map of West India Docks; London sheet 79.
Introduction by Oliver Harris.
Stretches from Poplar Docks southward to the north part of Cubitt Town, and including major parts of the two West India Docks, the South Dock and Millwall Inner Dock. Part of Millwall Outer Dock is at the extreme foot of the map. Blackwall with its shipbuilding yards is at the top of the map. Across the Thames are Greenwich Marshes, growing more developed over the years and today, of course, famous for the Dome.
The 1867 map shows Cubitt Town developed by the river, and all the docks built. London & Blackwall Railway is at the top, with Poplar station at the margin; LNER Goods station shown. Features include Blackwall Yard and shipbuilding yard. Greenwich Marshes still largely undeveloped except for electric telelgraph works and 'Iron Boat Building Yard'. Several shipbuilding yards on east side of Isle of Dogs. On reverse we include a list of shipbuilders and related trades from an 1859 directory.