Chalk  Kent


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

CHALK, a parish in North Aylesford district, Kent; on the river Thames and the North Kent railway, 2½ miles SE by E of Gravesend. It has a post office under Gravesend, and a fair on Whit-Monday. Acres, 2,246; of which 305 are water. Real property, with Denton, £5,177. Pop., 382. Houses, 74. ...

The property is divided among a few. The surface is variously marshy and chalky. Gun flints of prime quality were formerly manufactured; and much fruit is sent to the London market. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £200. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is of flint, very ancient and good; has two grotesque figures on the porch; and contains curious monuments and sedilia.

Chalk through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd January 2022

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