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Gravesham

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Borough of Gravesham
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Gravesham


Shown within Kent
Geography
Status:Borough
Region:South East England
Admin. County:Kent
Area:
- Total
Ranked 245th
99.02 km²
Admin. HQ:Gravesend
ONS code:29UG
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 231st
95,173
961 / km²
Ethnicity:89.5% White
8.2% S.Asian
Politics
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Arms of Gravesham Borough Council


Gravesham Borough Council
http://www.gravesham.gov.uk/
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:Conservative
MP:Adam Holloway

Gravesham is a local government district and borough in Kent, England. Its council is based in Gravesend.

The name 'Gravesham'

Robert H Hiscock, Chairman of the Gravesend Historical Society, writing a forward to his book, 'A History of Gravesend' (Phillimore, 1976) said:

"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 Roffensis c.1100. It is strange that this 'clerical error' has now been adopted for the name of the new Council".

Composition of Gravesham

As well as the parishes listed below, the Urban District of Northfleet was also included in the Borough when it was formed under the Local Government Act of 1974.

There are 18 wards in the Borough; as well as those serving Gravesend town (Central, Pelham, Riverside, Singlewell, Whitehill, Woodlands) and Northfleet (2 wards, North & South), there are those for the larger estates (Coldharbour, Istead Rise, Painters Ash, Riverview, Westcourt). Outlying villages are served by the following wards:

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