In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Lynsted like this:
LINSTEAD, a village and a parish in Faversham district, Kent. The village stands 1½ mile SSW of Teynham r. station, and 3 SE of Sittingbourne; and has a pillar letter-box under Sittingbourne. The parish contains also the village of Green-street, which has a postoffice under Sittingbourne. ...
Acres, 1,806. Real property, £5,522. Pop., 1,029. Houses, 218. The property is snbdivided. The manor belonged formerly to the Lords Teynham; and, with Linstead Lodge, belongs now to Col. Tyler. An estate in the parish belonged to the Hugessen families, and passed to Sir Edward Knatchbull. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £300.* Patron, the Archdeacon of Canterbury. The church consists of nave, aisles, and two chapels of the Teynham and the Hugessen families; contains, in these chapels, several handsome monuments; and was recently in bad condition. There are parochial schools.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lynsted, in Swale and Kent | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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