[LEAPSECS] Pedagogy & Greenwich

Ian Batten igb at batten.eu.org
Wed Feb 12 18:20:59 EST 2014

On 12 Feb 2014, at 22:22, Clive D.W. Feather <clive at davros.org> wrote:

> Ian Batten said:

>>> The easternmost point of the London district of Greenwich is a the

>>> intersection of two roads, Maze Hill and Charlton Way. The coordinates are

>>> 51° 28.509' N, 0° 0.602' E


>> I'm not sure what you're using as a definition of "district". SE2 0AT is in the

>> Royal Borough of Greenwich, and is 51° 28' 57.8442"N, 0° 7' 15.0053"E.

>> There are places slightly east of there that are also in the Borough.


> Google Maps seems to think that the easternmost point of the Borough is the

> intersection of Brampton Road and Longleigh Lane.


It's something of a mystery which map the original writer was using to make
their claims about the "London district of Greenwich" having its eastern limit
boundary at Maze Hill and Charlton Way (by the war memorial), or what sort
of "district" is being discussed. That's the not even the
eastern limit of the westernmost ward of the Borough of Greenwich, which has its eastern
limit at Maze Hill's junction with Shooter's Hill Road, slightly south east of the
junction with Charlton Way as [3] shows.

In terms of postal districts, SE10 extends much further east, to the eastern
side of the Blackwall Tunnel Approach Road, east of Westcombe Park station
(see [1] [2]). One list [4] implies that SE10 incorporates the historic (pre-1970)
postal district of Lewisham, but that's to the south and therefore wouldn't
impose an eastern boundary, and a 1:50000 map which normally shows all
extant legal boundaries doesn't show any boundaries of any description at the
cited war memorial.

Perhaps someone could explain the original claim: it doesn't match borough
boundaries, ward boundaries or postal boundaries, so what is the "district"
that is being described?


[1] http://www.free-postcode-maps.co.uk/postcode-maps/postcode-area/se-london-postcode-map.php#.Uvv6zXnlJhg

[2] http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=538910&y=177914&z=0&sv=se10&st=2&pc=se10&ar=N&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf&sq=1

[3] http://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/info/200033/councillors_democracy_and_elections/598/find_your_councillor

[4] http://www.maps.thehunthouse.com/Streets/London_Postal_District_and_Area_Name_finding_aid.htm

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