Sutton Valence  Kent


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

SUTTON-VALENCE, a parish, with a village, in Hollingbourn district, Kent; 3¾ miles N NE of Staplehurst r. station. It has a post-office‡ under Staplehurst. Acres, 2,132. Real property, £4,692. Pop., 1,056. Houses, 246. The property is much subdivided. S. Castle, now reduced to scanty remains, dates from the time of Edward I., and probably was built by the Valences, Earls of Pembroke. ...

The living is a vicarage, united with East Sutton, in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £318.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Rochester. The church is modern. There are an Independent chapel, a free grammar-school, a national school, alms houses with £87 a year, and other charities £15. The grammar-school belongs to the Cloth-workers' company; was rebuilt, on an extended scale, in 1866; and has exhibitions at St. John's College, Cambridge.

Sutton Valence through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 13th July 2024

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