In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Shamwell like this:
SHAMWELL, a hundred in Aylesford lathe, Kent; containing Chalk parish, nine other parishes, and a part. Acres, 31, 465. Pop. in 1851, 6, 648. Houses, 1, 213.
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 Shamwell has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Gravesham. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Shamwell and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Shamwell, in Gravesham and Kent | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 09th December 2013
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