Gravesham is a local government district and
boroughin the north-west of Kent, England. It has borders with The River Thamesto the north; the city of Medwayto the east; the borough of Tonbridge and Malling(to the south); and the boroughs of Sevenoaks and Dartford to the west.
Its council [ [http://www.gravesham.gov.uk/ Gravesham council website] ] is based in Gravesend, and it shares similar borders with the Gravesham constituency. As well as the parishes listed below, the area of the former
urban districtof Northfleetwas also included in the borough when it was formed in 1974under the Local Government Act 1972. It was a successor to the Gravesend Municipal Borough, Northfleet Urban District, and part of Strood Rural District.
The name 'Gravesham'
Robert H Hiscock, Chairman of the Gravesend Historical Society, in the foreword to his book, 'A History of Gravesend' (Phillimore, 1976) wrote:
:"The name Gravesham appears only in the
Domesday Book, 1086, and was probably the error of a Norman scribe. It was 'Gravesend' in the Domesday Monarchorum c. 1100, and 'Gravesende' in the Textus Roffensisc.1100. It is strange that this 'clerical error' has now been adopted for the name of the new Council".
The MP for Gravesham is
Adam Holloway; the Mayor for 2007/8 is Cllr Pat Oakeshott. There are eighteen wards represented on the Borough Council:
*Those serving Gravesend town:
* Other urban areas:
** Northfleet (2 wards - North & South)
** Istead Rise
** Painters Ash
Meopham: 2 wards North & South
Shorne, Cobham & Luddesdowne
* Vigo is part of the Meopham South ward
List of civil parishes in Kent"
Much of the District is pictured in "About Gravesend" [* [http://www.about-gravesend.co.uk Pictures and info of Gravesend from the past and present. The new pictures were taken from as near as possible the same vantage point as in the old ones.] ] .
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