In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described East Wickham like this:
WICKHAM (East), a parish in Dartford district, Kent; 1¾ mile SSW of Abbeywood r. station, and 3 S E of Woolwich. It contains part of Welling hamlet, which has a post-office under London SE. Acres, 885. Real property, £4,154. Pop. in 1851, 666; in 1861, 836. Houses, 171. W. House is the seat of R. Jones, Esq.; and there are other good residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £172. Patron, the Rev. W. Acworth. The church is tolerable; and there are an endowed school with £86 a year, and charities £59.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of East Wickham, in Bexley and Kent | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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