Detling  Kent


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

DEBTLING, Deptling or Detling, a parish in Hollingbourn district, Kent; 2¾ miles NE of Maidstone. It has a post office under Maidstone. Acres, 1, 576. Real property, £2, 369. Pop., 344. Houses, 76. The manor belonged to the Debtlings and the Polhills. There are lime-pits. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £195.* Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church was renovated in 1861; and an old wooden bell-tower was then replaced by a stone tower and a shingled spire.

Detling through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th July 2024

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