Place:Meopham, Kent, England

Alt namesMepehamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 148
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.383°N 0.367°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoStrood Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Gravesham (district), Kent, Englanddistrict municipality which has covered the area since 1974
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Meopham is a large linear village and civil parish in the Borough of Gravesham in Kent, England, which lies to the south of Gravesend. The parish covers 6.5 square miles (17 km2), and comprises a number of individual settlements. It has a population of 9,500 (an estimate based on the 2011 UK census). Meopham has been described as having one of the longest village streets in Kent, being 7 miles (11 km) in length.

The parish comprises the main village, divided into five named settlements: Hook Green, The Street or Dodmore, Meopham Green, and Culverstone (all mostly inside the main built-up area) and Harvel (approx 2 miles south-east). The new village of Vigo has also been redirected here.

Meopham was a civil parish in Strood Rural District from 1894 until 1974 and since 1974 has been part of the Gravesham unitary authority.

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