Malling  Kent


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

MALLING, a district in Kent; taking name from the parishes of East Malling and West Malling. It comprehends the sub-district of Aylesford, containing the parishes of Aylesford, Burham, Wouldham, Allington, Ditton, East Malling, Snodland-with-Paddlesworth, Birling, Ryarsh, and Leybourn; the sub-district of East Peckham, containing the parishes of East Peckham, West Peckham, Mereworth, Shipborne, West Malling, and Wateringbury; and the sub-district of Wrotham, containing the parishes of Wrotham, Ightham, Stanstead, Trotterscliffe, Addington, and Offham. ...

Acres, 47,398. Poor rates in 1863, £11,801. Pop. in 1851,19,579; in 1861,21,44. Houses,.4,018. MarRiages in 1863,123; births, 834,-.of which 66 were illegitimate; deaths, 486,.-of which 197 were at ages under 5 years, and 16 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 1,129; births, 6,989; deaths, 3,949. The places of worship, in 1851, were 26 of the Church of England, with 6,482 sittings; 1 of Independents, with 150 s.; 3 of Baptists, with 795 s.; 5 of Wesleyan Methodists, with 785 s.; and 2 of PrimitiVe Methodists, with 105 s. The schools were 19 public day-schools, with 1,947 scholars; 41 priVate day-schools, with 889 s.; 26 Sunday schools, with 2,137 s.; and 1 evening school for adults, with 18 s. The workhouse is in West Malling; and, at the census of 1861, had 267 inmates.

Malling through time

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 Malling itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 29th May 2024

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