Chislehurst  Kent


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

CHISELHURST, a village, a parish, and a sub-district in Bromley district, Kent. The village stands on a fine common, elevated about 300 feet above sea-level, near a station of its own name on the Direct Tunbridge railway, 3 miles E of Bromley; and has a post office under London SE., and a fair on Whit-Wednesday. ...

The parish comprises 2, 738 acres. Real property, £10, 973. Pop., 2, 287. Houses, 424. The property is subdivided. The manor belonged to the Walsinghams; and passed to the Betensons and the Lords Sydney. Camden Place was the residence of Camden the antiquary, and is now a seat of Marquis Camden. The living is a rectory in the dio. of Canterbury. Value, £487.* Patron, the Bishop of Worcester. The church is early and later English; was well restored in 1849; has a spire, rebuilt in 1858; and contains interesting monuments. The vicarage of Sidcup is a separate benefice. There are a church-school, Wesleyan and Roman Catholic chapels, national schools, a R. Catholic orphanage, and charities £79. Sir Fraucis Walsingham and Sir Nicholas Bacon were natives. -The sub-district contains eight parishes. Acres, 16, 809. Pop., 8, 613. Houses, 1, 594.

Chislehurst through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 12th April 2024

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