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Greenhithe, Kent

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Greenhithe, Kent

Greenhithe is a town in Dartford District of Kent, England. It forms part of the civil parish of Swanscombe and Greenhithe. Greenhithe is located where it was possible to build wharves for transshipping corn, wood and other commodities; its largest cargoes were of chalk and lime which were needed for agricultural purposes.
DistrictDartford
Post townGreenhithe
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ5875
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01322
Population4,700 (2005)
 

Greenhithe, Kent in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Greenhithe, eccl. dist. and vil. with ry. sta., Swanscombe and Stone-near-Dartford pars., W. Kent -- dist., pop. 1870; vil., on river Thames, 2½ miles NE. of Dartford; P.O., T.O.; has a small pier, and carries on limemaking from its chalk quarries. From Greenhithe the fatal expedition of Franklin and Crozier in the Erebus and Terror sailed, June 19,1845.

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