Searching for "GREENHITHE"

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    Unit Name Type of Unit Containing Unit (and Type)
    GREENHITHE LG_Ward Parish-level Unit SWANSCOMBE UD (Local Government District)
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    Place name County Entry Source
    CLEMENT'S REACH (St.), or Fidler's Reach Kent CLEMENT'S REACH (St.) , or Fidler's Reach, a bend of the Thames, 1½ mile long, below Greenhithe. Imperial
    COBHAM TERRACE Kent TERRACE , a locality ½ a mile from Greenhithe, and 3 from Dartford, in Kent; with a post office under Dartford. Imperial
    Fiddler's Reach Kent Fiddler's Reach , reach of river Thames, W. Kent, between Greenhithe and Northfleet. Bartholomew
    Greenhithe Kent Greenhithe , eccl. dist. and vil. with ry. sta., Swanscombe and Stone-near-Dartford pars., W. Kent -- dist., pop. 1870; vil., on river Bartholomew
    GREENHITHE Kent GREENHITHE , a hamlet in Swanscombe parish, and a chapelry in Swanscombe and Stone-near-Dartford parishes, Kent. The hamlet lies Imperial
    Hornscross Kent Hornscross , hamlet, on N. border of W. Kent, 1 m. W. of Greenhithe; P.O. Bartholomew
    HORNS-CROSS Kent CROSS , a hamlet on the N border of Kent; 1 mile W of Greenhithe. It has a post office under Dartford. Imperial
    HYTHE   HYTHE , a topographical name, signifying " a haven '' or "a port, " and used both alone and in composition, as in Rotherhithe, Greenhithe. Imperial
    Ingress Abbey Kent Ingress Abbey , seat, on river Thames, W. Kent, near Greenhithe; was built of stones from Old London Bridge. Bartholomew
    INGRESS ABBEY Kent Greenhithe. The estate around it belonged to Dartford nunnery; was formerly called Incegrice; passed from its monastic possessors to the Carmichaels Imperial
    LONG REACH Kent Greenhithe, between the Dartford and the West Thurrock marshes. It has a depth of from 5 to 6 fathoms. The measured Imperial
    St Clement's Reach Kent St Clement's Reach , bend of the Thames, between Greenhithe and Grays Thurrock; is 1½ mile long. Bartholomew
    STONE-near-DARTFORD Kent Greenhithe r. station, and 2 E by N of Dartford. It has a post-office under Dartford. Acres, 3,305; of which Imperial
    Swanscombe Kent Greenhithe eccl. dist.), 2140 ac. and 412 tidal water and foreshore, pop. 4541; vil., 4 miles E. of Dartford; P.O. Bartholomew
    SWANSCOMBE Kent Greenhithe and Northfleet r. stations, 5 miles E of Dartford. It contains Greenhithe, and has a post-office under Dartford Imperial
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