Merston  Kent


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

MERSTON, a hamlet in Shorne parish, Kent; 2 miles NW of Strood r. station. It consists only of a few labourers' cottages; and it formerly was politically, and is still ecclesiastically, a parish. The living is a sinecure rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Valne, £.90. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. There is no church. Bishop Hildesley was a native.

Merston through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 16th January 2022

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