OS Grid Reference: TQ5974
The 1841 population was 1,703

Administrative Units

Swanscombe fell within the Hundred of Axtane. Its 19th century Registration District & Poor Law Union was Dartford.
Probate Jurisdiction was Rochester.

Swanscombe included the Thamesside village of Greenhithe.

Census Publications

  • 1851 Name Index and Page Images published on CD-Rom as part of CD8 (Dartford Registration District).
  • 1851 Name Index (only) published on microfiche as part of Volume V (Dartford Registration District).
  • 1891 Transcript published on CD-Rom as part of CD3 (Dartford Registration District).

For ordering details see Census Publications.

Churches and Chapels (pre-1910)

Church of England

  1. St Peter & St Paul (Ancient Parish church) 
  2. Greenhithe, St Mary London Rd.
  3. All Saints Galley Hill.

Roman Catholic

  • Greenhithe, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel: High St.  (1859) Church (re?)built 1874, demolished 1973.   Original registers from 1866.


  1. Congregational: High St, Greenhithe.  (1819). No information on registers
  2. Congregational: Ingress Vale, Knockhall Lane, Greenhithe.  (1860). No information on registers


  1. Wesleyan: Avenue Rd, Greenhithe.  (1836). No information on registers
  2. Wesleyan: Galley Hill.  (1884). No information on registers
  3. Methodist: Milton Rd.  (1888).   Original registers from 1888.
West Kent map