Place:


Kensington  Middlesex

 

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Kensington like this:

Kensington.-- parl. bor. and par. with ry. sta., Middlesex, in W. of London, 2190 ac., pop. 163,151; contains the South Kensington Museum, the gardens of the Horticultural Society, the Kensington Gardens (300 acres), which extend to Hyde Park, and Kensington Palace (the property of the Crown since the time of William III.), in which Queen Victoria was born. Kensington parl. bor. is divided into 2 divisions - viz., North and South-1 member for each division; it was made a parl. bor. in 1885.

Kensington through time

Click here for graphs and data of how Kensington and Chelsea has changed over two centuries. For statistics for historical units named after Kensington go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Kensington, in Kensington and Chelsea and Middlesex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/581

Date accessed: 27th May 2017


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