Yalding  Kent


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

YALDING, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Maidstone district, Kent. The village stands near the confluence of the rivers Medway, Beult, and They e, 1 mile E of the Strood and Paddock-Wood railway, and 5½ SW of Maidstone; was once a market-town; was desolated by the plague in 1510, 1603, 1609, and 1666; is subject to inundation, in wet seasons, by the rivers; enjoys advantages of navigation by barges on the Medway: and has a post-office‡ under Staplehurst, a r. ...

station with telegraph, and fairs on Easter Tuesday and 11 and 15 Oct. The parish includes Collier-Street hamlet, and comprises 5,804 acres. Real property, £15,399. Pop., 2,706. Houses, 509. The property is much sub-divided. Court Lodge, Bowhill, Down House, and Kenward are chief residences. Hops and fruit are largely grown. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £1,184.* Patron, J. R. Warde, Esq. The church is ancient, cruciform, and good. The vicarage of St. Margaret, with a church at Collier-Street, is a separate benefice of the value of £100, in the patronage of the Rev. F. R. Chapman. There are a Baptist chapel, an endowed school with £59 a year, a handsome national school of 1857 at Yalding, a national school at Collier-Street, and charities £41.--The subdistrict contains 5 parishes. Acres, 10,807. Pop., 4,882. Houses, 928.

Yalding through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th July 2018

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