Frindsbury Extra

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Frindsbury Extra
Frindsbury English Martyrs 1.JPG
English Martyrs' Church, Frindsbury Hill
Frindsbury Extra is located in Kent
Frindsbury Extra
Frindsbury Extra
Location within Kent
Area8.34 km2 (3.22 sq mi)
Population6,501 (2011 census)[1]
• Density779/km2 (2,020/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTQ 744 704
Civil parish
  • Frindsbury Extra
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtME2 ME3
Dialling code01634
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
51°24′14″N 0°30′17″E / 51.4038°N 0.5048°E / 51.4038; 0.5048Coordinates: 51°24′14″N 0°30′17″E / 51.4038°N 0.5048°E / 51.4038; 0.5048

Frindsbury Extra is a civil parish divided into commercial, suburban residential and rural parts on the Hoo Peninsula in Medway, a ceremonial part of Kent. It is contiguous with the fully urbanised Frindsbury part of Strood and is bounded by Cliffe and Cliffe Woods to the north, Hoo to the east, and the River Medway to the south-east at Upnor (or Upnor-on-Medway) and a long, narrow meander of the river in the far south. On Medway Council it has councillors representing the Strood Rural ward currently on almost identical boundaries.


On 30 September 1894, the Local Government Board confirmed an order of Kent County Council, and Frindsbury civil parish was divided into Frindsbury Intra, and Frindsbury Extra. Intra joined the municipal borough of Rochester, while part of Frindsbury Extra joined Strood Rural District. The remaining part of Frindsbury Extra joined Rochester in 1934.[2]

Since 1998 it is one of 11 civil parishes in the Unitary Borough — approximately a quarter of the land of the borough is unparished for local administration.


As a lowest-level administrative area, Frindsbury Extra contains the villages or dependent residential localities of:

  • Wainscott (its most populous part, contiguous with Frindsbury)
  • Upnor on the Medway
    • Lower Upnor
    • Upper Upnor
  • Chattenden
  • White Wall
  • Stone Horse.

As with Frindsbury Intra, today known interchangeably as North Strood or Frindsbury, which is contiguous with Strood and immediately north of Strood railway station, Wainscott is south of the A289 dual carriageway. The rest of the parish is north of this road. The former council offices of Strood Rural District are in Frindsbury Extra.


2011 Published Statistics: Population, home ownership and extracts from Physical Environment, surveyed in 2005[1]
Output area Homes owned outright Owned with a loan Socially rented Privately rented Other km² green spaces km² roads km² water km² domestic gardens km² domestic buildings km² non-domestic buildings Usual residents km²
Frindsbury Extra 854 1149 281 239 56 6.00 0.48 0.25 0.63 0.17 0.29 6501 8.34


  1. ^ a b Key Statistics: Population; Quick Statistics: Economic indicators. (2011 census and 2001 census) Retrieved 2015-02-27.
  2. ^ Kelly's Directory of Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham, 1951, Kelly's Directories, 186 Strand, London W.C.2

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