Swale  Kent


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Swale like this:

SWALE (The), a maritime branch of the river Medway in Kent; separating the Isle of Sheppey from the mainland, and sending off a branch of 2 miles to Milton. It describes nearly the segment of a circle from Queenborough to Whitstable; is 16 miles long, and from ½ to 1½ mile broad; and has a depth of from 3 to 5 fathoms.

Swale through time

Click here for graphs and data of how Swale has changed over two centuries. For statistics for historical units named after Swale go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Swale in Kent | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th April 2024

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