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Meopham, Kent

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Meopham, Kent

Meopham is a large linear village and civil parish in the Borough of Gravesham and ceremonial county of Kent, in England, and lies to the south of Gravesend. The parish covers 6.5 square miles, and comprises two villages and two smaller settlements; it has a population of 6,427. Meopham has been described as having one of the longest village streets in Kent, being 7 miles in length.
Post townGravesend
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ6465
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01474
Population9,500 (2011)

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

Mealpaham ~ Meffam ~ Mepeham

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

Meopham (or Meffam), par. and vil. with ry. sta. (1½ mile N.), Kent, 6 miles W. of Rochester and 26 miles SE. of London, 4713 ac., pop. 1220; P.O., T.O.; the church was rebuilt by Simon de Meopham, Archbishop of Canterbury (1327-1333), who was a native.

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