East Malling  Kent


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

MALLING (EAST), a village and a parish in Malling district, Kent. The Village stands adjacent to the Otford and Maidstone branch of the Southeastern railway, 4 miles WNW of Maidstone; and has a post office under Maidstone, and a fair on 1 5th July. The parish contains also the hamlets of Larkfield and New Hythe. ...

Acres, 2,765. Real property, £10,135; of which £40 are in quarries, and #159 in railways. Pop. in 1851, 1,741; in 1861,1,974. Houses, 374. The increase of pop. arose from the establishment of brick-fields and cement-works, and from the erection of cottages for the occupancy of labourers in Aylesford and Burham parishes. The property is much subdivided. Clare House is the seat of J. A. Wigan, Esq.; and Bradbourne House is the seat of the Misses Twisden. About 300 acres are under hops; and there are two paper-mills. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of New Hythe, in the diocese of Canterbury. Valne, £757.* Patron, J. A. Wigan, Esq. The church has portions from early English to late perpendicular; comprises nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower; includes a decorated English chapel at the E end of the N aisle; contains brasses of 1479 and 1522; and was given by Archbishop Anselm to the nunnery of West Malling. The chapel of New Hythe stands between New Hythe and Larkfield; and is a small building, with attached schoolhouse. There are two national schools, built at a cost of £2,200; a free school, with £108 a year from endowment; alms houses, with £78; and other charities £10.

East Malling through time

East Malling 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 East Malling itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 10th August 2022

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