Milton  Kent


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

MILTON-NEXT-GRAVESEND, a parish in Gravesend district, Kent; on the river Thames and the North Kent railway, within Gravesend borough. It adjoins Gravesend parish on the E; was incorporated with Gravesend borough in the time of Elizabeth; includes a larger and finer portion of Gravesend town than the portion within Gravesend parish; contains many of the best houses, the custom-house, the fort, the literary institution, the Royal Terrace pier, and other objects of main interest; commands, from its higher thoroughfares, a rich view over the circumjacent portions of Kent, and a view of about 40 miles in reach along the N shore of the Thames; and, as to all its principal features, has already been noticed in our article GRAVESEND. ...

Post town, Gravesend. Acres, 858; of which 155 are water. Real property, £54,581; of which £1,000 are in quarries, and £.1,300 in gas-works. Pop. in 1851,9,927; in 1861, 10,897. Houses, 1,842. Two sections of the parish form the chapelries of Holy Trinity and Christchurch, constituted in 1845 and 1856. Pop. of H. T., 3,642; of C., 5,631. The head living is a rectory, and the other two livings are p. curacies, in the diocese of Rochester. Value of the rectoIy, £270; * of H. T., £150; of C., £.300. Patron of the rectory, the Lord Chancellor two turns, and the Bishop of Rochester one turn; of H. T., alternately the Crown and the Bishop; of C., the Rector of Milton. The churches are noticed in the article GRAVESEND.

Milton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th July 2024

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