Westwood, Southfleet

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Westwood is located in Kent
Westwood shown within Kent
OS grid reference TQ5980670468
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Dartford
Postcode district DA
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
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51°24′39″N 0°17′47″E / 51.4107°N 0.2965°E / 51.4107; 0.2965Coordinates: 51°24′39″N 0°17′47″E / 51.4107°N 0.2965°E / 51.4107; 0.2965

Westwood is a hamlet in the parish of Southfleet in Kent, England, in the west of the parish.

It is one mile west of the village of Southfleet. In the 19th century it was one of only two hamlets within the parish, the other being Betsham, in addition to the main village [1]

Wheatsheaf Public House in Westwood

It lies around the crossroads formed by Westwood Road (which leads to Betsham), Highcross Road (leads to Bean), Whitehall Road (leads to Longfield) and Hook Green Road (leads to Southfleet village).[2] The Wheatsheaf Public House, near the crossroads, is a Grade II Listed Building. This dates from 15th – 16th century and is a timber-framed building, faced with plaster, with a hipped thatched roof.[3] Nearby is Westwood farm.

A quarter of a mile to the south lies the site of the former Longfield Halt railway station.


  1. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, John Marius Wilson, London 1870
  2. ^ See Ordnance Survey Street View, scale 1:10,000, at grid reference 559806, 170468
  3. ^ Information from the listing by "English Heritage", official title: the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England - see http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk