Bearstead  Kent


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

BEARSTED, or Bersted, a parish in Maidstone district, Kent; on a tributary of the Medway river, 2½ miles E by S of Maidstone r. station. It has a post office under Maidstone. Acres, 610. Real property, £2,636. Pop., 638. Houses, 132. The property is divided among a few. Some lands here were held by the Bertie family before the reign of Henry II. ...

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £191. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Rochester. The church is perpendicular English; and has a tower with three rude figures, said to refer to the name Bearsted. There is a large national school.

Bearstead through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 30th November 2023

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