Istead Rise is a village in the borough of Gravesham in Kent, England, 3 miles (5 km) south of Gravesend. It had a population of 3,437 at the 2011 Census.
The name of the village is not an ancient one; it first appears as a road-name on the Ordnance Survey 25″ map of 1907. At that time Istead Rise was the only road in the region and led to Frog’s Island at its western end. The name may be connected to a field-name, Highstead, appearing as plot 690 on the Northfleet tithe award of 1838.