Place:


Longfield  Kent

 

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

LONGFIELD, a parish in Dartford district, Kent; on the London, Chatham, and Dover railway, 3 miles WNW of Meopham r. station, and 5 SW of Gravesend. Post town, Gravesend. Acres, 581. Real property, £757. Pop., 188. Houses, 37. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £300. ...


Patron, the Bishop of Rochester. The church comprises nave and chancel, with a porch; but is very small. Archdeacon Plume, the founder of the Plumean professorship at Cambridge, was buried here; and his charities, for augmenting livings and for other purposes, amount to £343 a year. There is a national school.

Longfield through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/6262

Date accessed: 22nd August 2019


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