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Erith, Bexley

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Erith, Bexley

Erith Listen/ˈɪərɨθ/ is a district of southeast London on the River Thames. Erith's town centre has undergone a series of modernisations since 1961. Erith is geographically an outlying area of London, although it can be seen as having many of the characteristics of the inner city, such as many residences being flats and council blocks, with fewer houses, shops, and other commercial properties interspersed between.
Administrative CountyBexley
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ5077
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code01322

Other names by which Erith, Bexley has been known in the past


Erith, Bexley in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Erith, town and par. with ry. sta., W. Kent, on river Thames, 4½ miles E. of Woolwich and 14 miles E. of London, 3860 ac. and 753 tidal water and foreshore, pop. 9812; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Erith is a summer resort; it is a steamboat station, and a rendezvous of various yacht clubs. Public pleasure-grounds skirt the river, and on the wooded banks are many fine villas. In vicinity are factories; also brickfields and ironworks. In Erith church Hubert de Burgh met the Barons after the signing of Magna Charta; Henry VIII.'s ship, the "Grace de Dieu, " was built at Erith in 1515.

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