Place:


Swale  Kent

 

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

SWALE (The), a maritime branch of the river Medway in Kent; separating the Isle of Sheppey from the mainland, and sending off a branch of 2 miles to Milton. It describes nearly the segment of a circle from Queenborough to Whitstable; is 16 miles long, and from ½ to 1½ mile broad; and has a depth of from 3 to 5 fathoms.

Swale through time

Click here for graphs and data of how Swale has changed over two centuries. For statistics for historical units named after Swale go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/17299

Date accessed: 15th December 2019


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