In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described West Wickham like this:
WICKHAM (West), a Parish, with a village, in Bromley district, Kent; 3 miles S by W of Bromley r. station. It has a post-office under Bromley, Kent, and a fair on Easter Monday. Acres, 2,645. Real property, £4,466. Pop., 737. Houses, 140. W. Court is the seat of Col. J. F.Lennard; W. Hall, of W. Dickenson, Esq.; W. House, of A. Stewart, Esq.; and there are many neat villas. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £514.* Patron, Col. J. F.Lennard. The church is late perpendicular, and good. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities £6.
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 West Wickham has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Bromley. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering West Wickham and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of West Wickham, in Bromley and Kent | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th May 2013
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