Tovil  Kent


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

TOVIL, a hamlet in Maidstone parish, and a chapelry partly also in Loose and East Farleigh parishes, Kent. The hamlet lies on the river Medway, 1 mile SSW of Maidstone r. station; and has a post-office under Maidstone, a large oil-cake mill, and several paper mills. Pop., 660. Houses, 133. The chapelry was constituted in 1842. Pop., 897. Houses, 187. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Canterbury, Value, £100.* Patron, alternately the Archbishop of and Mrs. Charlton. The church is modern.

Tovil through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 14th June 2021

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