Place:Erith, Kent, England

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NameErith
Alt namesBelvederesource: settlement in parish
Northumberland Heathsource: settlement in parish
Thamesmeadsource: settlement in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish, Urban district, Borough (municipal)
Coordinates51.4823°N 0.1752°E
Located inKent, England     ( - 1965)
See alsoLittle and Lesnes Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Bexley (London Borough), Greater London, EnglandLondon Borough into which the municipal borough was transferred in 1965
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Erith has been since 1965 a district of southeast London within the London Borough of Bexley. It is adjacent to the River Thames, where it meets Coldharbour Point in the London Borough of Havering at the opposite end. Erith lies northeast of Bexleyheath and north west of Dartford. It contains much industrial land, although the east is mostly rural land consisting of salt marshes.

The Local Government Act 1894 brought into existence Erith Urban District, which became the Municipal Borough of Erith in 1938. The municipal borough included the communities of Northumberland Heath and Belvedere. The "new town" of Thamesmead was built in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Erith.

Research Tips

  • Kent County Council Archive, Local Studies and Museums Service. James Whatman Way, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1LQ. This incorporates the Centre for Kentish Studies in Maidstone and the East Kent Archives Centre near Dover.
  • Canterbury Cathedral Archives see the Archives web pages on the Canterbury Catherdral site.
  • For information on the area around the Medway Towns, have a look at Medway Council's CityArk site.
  • Ordnance Survey Maps of England and Wales - Revised: Kent illustrates the parish boundaries of Kent when rural districts were still in existence and before Greater London came into being. The map publication year is 1931. An earlier map of 1900 may also be useful. The maps blow up to show all the parishes and many of the small villages and hamlets. Maps in this series are now downloadable for personal use.
  • Steve Archer has produced a very useful round-up of the available census records for Kent - and where/from whom they are available.
  • Registration Districts in Kent for the period 1837 to the present. By drilling down through the links you can follow any parish through the registration districts to which it was attached.
  • Bishop's Transcripts for Kent parishes, 1558-1887, can be found on FamilySearch since February 2016
  • The Kent Family History Society and the North West Kent Family History Society are the most dominant, but there are also
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