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High Halstow, Medway

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High Halstow, Medway

High Halstow is a village and civil parish on the Hoo Peninsula in the unitary authority of Medway in South East England. It was, until 1998, part of Kent and is still ceremonially associated via the Lieutenancies Act. The parish had a population of 1,781 according to the 2001 census. Originally known as Hagelstowe, Hagelsto or Agelstow, it was named from an Old English word denoting a high, holy place. The area has been occupied by Romans, Saxons and Normans.
Administrative CountyMedway
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ7875
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01634

Other names by which High Halstow, Medway has been known in the past

Halstow ~ Halstow High

High Halstow, Medway in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Halstow, High, par. and vil., mid. Kent, 5 miles NE. of Rochester, 3212 ac., pop. 376.

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