In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Kingston Vale like this:
ROBINHOOD-GATE, or Kingston-Vale, a chapelry in Kingston-upon-Thames parish, Surrey; on a smallaffluent of the river Thames, 2½ miles N W of Wimbledon r. station, and 3 N E of Kingston. It was constituted in 1847; and it has a post-office, of the name of Kingston-Vale, under Putney, London, S W. Pop., 270. Houses, 49. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Winchester. Value, not reported. Patron, the Bishop of Winchester.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Kingston Vale has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Kingston upon Thames. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Kingston Vale and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Kingston Vale, in Kingston upon Thames and Surrey | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th November 2015
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