Northfleet  Kent


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Northfleet like this:

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.

Northfleet through time

Northfleet is now part of Gravesham district. Click here for graphs and data of how Gravesham has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Northfleet itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Northfleet, in Gravesham and Kent | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th June 2024

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