Addington  Kent


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

ADDINGTON, a parish in Malling district, Kent; 3¾ miles WSW of Snodland r. station, and 7 WNW of Maidstone. It has a post office under Maidstone. Acres, 942. Real property, £1,662. Pop., 262. Houses, 46. The property is somewhat divided. Two ancient stone circles occur in the grounds of Addington Park; and seem to have had connexion with other neighbouring Druidical monuments. ...

A nailbourne spring in the parish breaks out at intervals of seven or eight years, and sends off its waters to the Leyborne rivulet. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £253.* Patron, the Hon. J. W. Stratford. The church was built about 1402, is in good condition, contains two brasses, and stands on a finely picturesque wooded eminence. Charities, £20.

Addington through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 13th July 2024

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