Wingham  Kent


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Wingham like this:

WINGHAM, a village, a parish, a sub-district, and a hundred, in Kent. The village stands 2¼ miles NNE of Adisham r. station, and 6 E by S of Canterbury; was the meeting-place, in the 23d year of Edward I., of the clergy for sending members to parliament; was once a market-town; gives the title of Baron to Farl Cowper; is a seat of petty-sessions; and has a post-office‡ under Sandwich, an inn, and fairs on 12 May and 12 Nov. ...

The parish comprises 2,641 acres. Real property, £7,872. Pop., 1,060. Houses, 236. The manor belongs to Sir H.Oxenden, Bart. A palace of the archbishops of Canterbury stood here; and was visited by Edward I., Edward II., and Edward III. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £114.* Patron, N. Bridges, Esq. The church is decorated and later English; has a tower and spire; and was once collegiate. There are Independent and Wesleyan chapels, a national school, and charities £5. Bishop Hen de Wengeham was a native. -The sub-district contains six parishes and a part, and is in Eastry district. Acres, 8,447. Pop., 2,878. Houses, 619.-The hundred contains 5 parishes, and is in St. Augustine lathe. Acres, 16,467. Pop. in 1851, 4,702. house s, 926.

Wingham through time

Wingham is now part of Dover district. Click here for graphs and data of how Dover has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Wingham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Wingham, in Dover and Kent | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th July 2024

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