Map of Woolwich, Plumstead and Shooter's Hill, 1938

Map of Woolwich and Charlton, 1938  

By 1938 Woolwich and Plumstead had been extensively developed for residential housing and industry.

The summit of Shooters Hill had survived development pressures but, as can be seen on this map, had finally succumbed. The Laing Estate was built in the grounds of Shrewsbury House and, on the other side of Shrewsbury Lane, development was also taking place.

However, to the east open land has survived: Shooters Hill Golf Course, and the highly attractive fields of Woodlands farm, which is now a successful community farm.

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Section from Ordnance Survey Map, 1938