Newham

Category: London boroughs

The London Borough of Newham is a London borough in East London.

It is situated 5 miles east of the City of London and north of the River Thames.

The borough was formed in 1 April 1965 by merging the former area of the County Borough of East Ham and the County Borough of West Ham. Green Street marks the former boundary between the two.

North Woolwich also became part of the borough (previously being in the Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich) along with a small area west of the River Roding which had previously been part of the Municipal Borough of Barking.


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