Place:East Wickham, Kent, England

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NameEast Wickham
TypeCivil parish, Village
Coordinates51.469°N 0.096°E
Located inKent, England     ( - 1965)
Also located inGreater London, England     (1965 - )
See alsoPlumstead, Kent, Englandparish in which it was a chapelry (pre 1866)
Dartford Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Bexley (London Borough), Greater London, EnglandLondon borough of which it has been part since 1965
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

East Wickham is an urban village in London within the London Borough of Bexley. It borders the Royal Borough of Greenwich. It lies north west of Bexleyheath. East Wickham had a population of just under 11,000 as of the UK census of 2011.

East Wickham was historically a chapelry in Plumstead parish. It included part of the hamlet Welling, the rest of Welling was in Bexley. It became a civil parish in its own right in 1854 and formed part of Dartford Rural District from 1894. It ceased to be a civil parish and was absorbed by the Bexley Urban District in 1902.

History

Welling originally formed part of the ancient manor of East Wickham, which was centred on St Michael’s Church, Upper Wickham Lane, and built in the 13th century. In the Domesday Book (1086) East Wickham was included as part of the return for Plumstead and the church was originally a chapel of St Nicholas’ Church in Plumstead.

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