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Blackheath.— Now practically part of London. A fine open space, lying high and gravelly soil, and considered one of the healthiest spots in the outskirts, close to Greenwich-Park and river. Rents about average or a little over. From Charing.cross (SE., 33 min.), 1st, 1/4, 2/2 ; 2nd, 1/-, 1/8; 3rd, -/6 .
Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879