Shoreham  Kent


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

SHOREHAM, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Sevenoaks district, Kent. The village stands on the Sevenoaks railway, 4¾ miles N of Sevenoaks; and has a r. station with telegraph, a post-office under Sevenoaks, and a fair on 1 May.—The parish comprises 5,506 acres. Real property, £6,695. ...

Pop., 1,253 Houses, 234. S. Place is the seat of H. B. Mild y, Esq.; Dunstall Priory, of Admiral Ryder Buxton. A castle of the Oldhams, of the time of Henry III., stood about a mile N of the village. There is a paper-mill. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £371.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. The church is ancient; and was recently restored. There are a free school, three alms houses, and other charities £20. --The sub-district contains six parishes. Acres, 19,290. Pop., 5,183. Houses, 1,067.

Shoreham through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd July 2024

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