East Wickham

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East Wickham
East Wickham is located in Greater London
East Wickham
East Wickham
Location within Greater London
Area0.83 sq mi (2.1 km2)
Population10,858 (2011 Census)[1]
• Density13,082/sq mi (5,051/km2)
OS grid referenceTQ455765
• Charing Cross10.5 mi (16.9 km) WNW
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWELLING
Postcode districtDA16
Dialling code020
PoliceMetropolitan
FireLondon
AmbulanceLondon
EU ParliamentLondon
UK Parliament
London Assembly
List of places
UK
England
London
51°28′08″N 0°05′46″E / 51.469°N 0.096°E / 51.469; 0.096Coordinates: 51°28′08″N 0°05′46″E / 51.469°N 0.096°E / 51.469; 0.096

East Wickham is an urban village in the London Borough of Bexley in south-east London. It lies immediately north-west of Welling. It is in the historic county of Kent.

History[edit]

Welling originally formed part of the ancient manor of East Wickham, which was centred on St Michael’s Church, Upper Wickham Lane, 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.

East Wickham used to be a chapelry in Plumstead parish, within the Little and Lesnes Hundred. It included part of the hamlet of Welling, the rest was in Bexley.[2] 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 on 1 October 1902.[3]

Transport[edit]

Several Transport for London bus services connect East Wickham with areas including Welling, Eltham, Bexleyheath, Plumstead, Woolwich, Abbey Wood, North Greenwich, Thamesmead and Dartford. The nearest rail link to the area is Welling railway station.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics. "Check Browser Settings". Neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  2. ^ "East Wickham | The Environs of London: volume 4 (pp. 546-549)". British-history.ac.uk. 22 June 2003. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  3. ^ "East Wickham CP/Ch through time | Census tables with data for the Parish-level Unit". Visionofbritain.org.uk. 1 October 1902. Retrieved 25 August 2014.