Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for MALLING

MALLING, a district in Kent; taking name from the parishes of East Malling and West Malling. It comprehends the sub-district of Aylesford, containing the parishes of Aylesford, Burham, Wouldham, Allington, Ditton, East Malling, Snodland-with-Paddlesworth, Birling, Ryarsh, and Leybourn; the sub-district of East Peckham, containing the parishes of East Peckham, West Peckham, Mereworth, Shipborne, West Malling, and Wateringbury; and the sub-district of Wrotham, containing the parishes of Wrotham, Ightham, Stanstead, Trotterscliffe, Addington, and Offham. Acres, 47,398. Poor rates in 1863, £11,801. Pop. in 1851,19,579; in 1861,21,44. Houses,.4,018. MarRiages in 1863,123; births, 834,-.of which 66 were illegitimate; deaths, 486,.-of which 197 were at ages under 5 years, and 16 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 1,129; births, 6,989; deaths, 3,949. The places of worship, in 1851, were 26 of the Church of England, with 6,482 sittings; 1 of Independents, with 150 s.; 3 of Baptists, with 795 s.; 5 of Wesleyan Methodists, with 785 s.; and 2 of PrimitiVe Methodists, with 105 s. The schools were 19 public day-schools, with 1,947 scholars; 41 priVate day-schools, with 889 s.; 26 Sunday schools, with 2,137 s.; and 1 evening school for adults, with 18 s. The workhouse is in West Malling; and, at the census of 1861, had 267 inmates.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a district"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Malling PLU/RegD       Kent AncC
Place: Malling

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