Poplar

Poplar always looks and feels as if it was heavily bombed, without any relics of its seventeenth-century shipyards and consisting mainly of large 1930s and 1950s estates.   At its heart is St. Matthias, which contains within its mid-Victorian ragstone casing the original chapel of the East India Company which first opened in the early 1650s:

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This is the graveyard:

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This is the former Board of Works opened in 1870:

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And this is the old Chaplain’s House, with the arms of the East India Company in the pediment:

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