Place:Northfleet, Kent, England

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NameNorthfleet
Alt namesClaphallsource: settlement in parish
Kings Farmsource: settlement in parish
King's Farmsource: variation of above
Singlewellsource: settlement in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish, Urban district
Coordinates51.43°N 0.35°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoToltingtrough Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Gravesham District, Kent, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Northfleet is a town in the Gravesham Borough of Kent. It borders the Dartford Borough on the west and is located northwest of the town of Gravesend.

Its name is derived from being situated on the northern reach of what was once called the River Fleet (today known as the Ebbsfleet). There is a village at the other end of the river named Southfleet. Northfleet has been the site of a settlement on the shore of the River Thames adjacent to Gravesend since Roman times. It was recorded as "Norfluet" in the Domesday Book, and as "Northflet" in 1201. By 1610 the name of Northfleet had become established. A battle took place during the English Civil War at the Stonebridge over the Ebbsfleet river.

Northfleet became a town in 1874 with the Northfleet Urban District Council being established circa 1894. In 1974 it was merged with the adjacent Borough of Gravesend as Gravesham Borough. Northfleet was in the lathe of Aylesford and the hundred of Toltingtrough. It had an estimated population of 66,000 in 2012.

In 1935 three areas of Northfleet--Claphall, Singlewell and King's Farm--were transferred to Gravesend. These are all redirected here.

Singlewell

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The name Singlewell, originally "Shinglewell" - and not therefore referring to it having the only well in the district - and its eponymous well with ancient origins has now come to mean the area now part of the built-up area of Gravesend. The well was filled in during World War I. The original Watling Street is now Hever Court Road and the nearby estate named after it was built in 1957. Hever Court itself was the original home of the medieval family who moved to Hever, Kent in 1331. Hever Court eventually became derelict and was demolished in 1952.

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.
  • Census records for Kent are available on FamilySearch, Ancestry and FindMyPast. The first site is free; the other two are pay sites but have access to microfilmed images. Steve Archer produced a very useful round-up of the available sources, but this information may not be up to date.
  • 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.
  • England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911 The full database from Kent Archives Office, Maidstone, has been available online from FamilySearch since June 2016.
  • Kent had five family history societies (now only four):
  • Volume 2 of the Victoria County History of Kent (published 1926) is available online through the auspices of British History Online. It includes accounts of the early history of Canterbury and Rochester cathedrals, and of several sites now within the conurbation of London.
  • Volume 3 of the Victoria County History of Kent (published 1932) This includes the text of, and the index to, the Kent Domesday survey. It has been provided by the Kent Archaeological Society.
  • In place of the other volumes of the Victoria County History, British History Online has transcriptions of the numerous volumes of The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent by Edward Hasted (originally published 1797)
  • English Jurisdictions 1851, a parish finding aid provided by FamilySearch, is particularly helpful in locating parishes in large ancient towns and cities like Canterbury.
  • Kent Probate Records Numerous links provided by Maureen Rawson
  • GENUKI lists other possible sources, however, it does not serve Kent so well as it does some other counties.
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