Downe  Kent


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

DOWN, a parish in Bromley district, Kent; 5 miles SSW of St. Mary Cray r. station, and 5½ SE by S of Bromley. It has a post office under Bromley, London, S. E., and a fair on Whit-Monday. Acres, 1, 654. Real property, £2, 918. Pop., 496. Houses, 91. The property is subdivided. Down House belonged to the Petlees, and passed to the Johnsons. ...

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £105-Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church has a spire; contains a piscina, sedilia, two brasses, and monuments of the Petlees; and is good. There are a Baptist chapel, and a school with £5.

Downe through time

Downe is now part of Bromley district. Click here for graphs and data of how Bromley has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Downe itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th June 2024

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