Sutton At Hone  Kent


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

SUTTON-AT-HONE, a village, a parish, and a lathe, in Kent. The village stands on the river Darent, near Farningham r. station, and 2½ miles SSE of Dartford; and has a post-office under Dartford.—The parish contains also Swanley and Hawley hamlets, and is in Dartford district. Acres, 3,587. ...

Real property, £8,089. Pop. in 1851, 1,290; in 1861, 1,563. Houses, 296. The manor of St. John of Jernsalem was given, in the time of Richard I., by R. Basing, to the Knights Hospitallers; and belongs now to Mrs. Fleet. There are orchards, hop gardens, and paper-mills. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £519.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Rochester. The church is chiefly decorated English, and was restored in 1862. The p. curacy of Swanley is a separate benefice. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels, a national school, and charities £45. -The lathe contains the hundreds of Axton, Blackheath, Brasted, Bromley, Codsheath, Dartford, Lessness, Ruxley, Somerden, and Westerham. Acres, 182,445. Pop. in 1851, 197,188; in 1861, 262,419. Houses, 40,763.

Sutton At Hone through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 12th April 2024

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