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Northfleet, Kent

Northfleet is a town in the Borough of Gravesham in Kent, England. Its name is derived from being situated on the northern reach of what was once called the River Fleet (today known as the Ebbsfleet) there is a village at the other end of the river named Southfleet. It has been the site of a settlement on the shore of the River Thames adjacent to Gravesend since Roman times. It was known as Fleote by the Saxons c600 AD, Flyote c900 AD, Flete c1000 AD.
DistrictGravesham
Post townGravesend
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ6274
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01474
Population13,300 (2005)
 

Other names by which Northfleet, Kent has been known in the past

North Fleet ~ Northfleete ~ Norfluet

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

Northfleet, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Kent, on river Thames - par. (mostly within the parl. limits of Gravesend), 3934 ac. and 392 tidal water and foreshore, pop. 8790; vil., 2 miles W. of Gravesend and 21½ miles SE. of London by rail; P.O., T.O., and P.O. at Upper North-fleet; has dock and shipbuilding yard; the picturesque gardens of Rosherville are between Northfleet and Gravesend; on India Arms Wharf is Northfleet Light-house, 53 ft. high, with fixed light 48 ft. above high water and seen 12 miles.

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