Snodland  Kent


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

SNODLAND, a village and a parish in Malling district, Kent. The village stands on the river Medway and the North Kent railway, 5½ miles SSW of Rochester; and has a r. station with telegraph, and a post-office‡ under Rochester. The parish contains also the hamlets of Paddlesworth, Holborough, and Rookery. ...

Acres, 2,072. Real property, £3,887. Pop. in 1851, 625; in 1861, 1,078. Houses, 198. The increase of pop. arose from employment in a paper-manufactory, and in lime-works. Holborough Court is the seat of W. Lee, Esq. A hill above H. was anciently fortified, has remains of a Roman barrow, and commands an extensive view. The Living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £297.* Patron, the Bishop of R. The church contains portions from early English to perpendicular; includes Roman bricks and tiles in its walls; and has twelve stained-glass windows. There are an Independent chapel, a literary institution, a national school, an endowed school with £19 a year, and charities £40.

Snodland through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th April 2024

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