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The Parish of Higham nestles between the River Thames and the North Downs midway between Gravesend and the Medway towns.  It is part of Gravesham Borough within the County of Kent. Charles Dickens, the celebrated English novelist, made Higham his home in 1856 and died here at Gads Hill Place in June 1870. Much more information and news throughout this web site - please explore it fully.

Temporary Road Closures in Higham
It will be necessary to close Villa Road/Norah Lane, Higham, from 5th October 2015 for up to 1 week. The road will be closed from the junction with Oak Drive to junction with Villa Road. The closure is to enable drainage repair works to be carried out by Kent County Council - Highways.

KCC Highways advise that the alternative route is via Villa Road, A226 Gravesend Road, Forge Lane, School Lane, Taylors Lane, Beech Grove.

It will also be necessary to close Telegraph Hill, Higham, Gravesend from 12th October 2015 for up to 5 days. The road will be closed outside number 27. The road closure is to enable Gas disconnection works to be carried out by Southern Gas Networks.

KCC Highways advise that the alternative route is via Telegraph Hill, A226 Gravesend Road, Forge Lane, Hermitage Road and vice versa.

Next Parish Council Meeting is on Monday 12th October 2015

photograph of Forge Lane, Higham

photograph of Michele Cottages, Lower Higham

Forge Lane, Higham
Michele Cottages, Lower Higham

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Nowadays a private school, Gads Hill Place was Charles Dickens home until he died.

A reminder that Higham village is a rural community.
Charles Dickens' Gads Hill Place, now a private school Higham is a rural community between the Medway Towns and Gravesend
Local traffic always gives way to large farm vehicles photograph of Parish Council Noticeboard outside Higham Library, November 2009

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