Hoo  Kent


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

HOO, a district and a hundred in Kent. The district occupies the peninsula between the Thames and the Medway; and contains the parishes of Hoo-ST. Werburgh, Stoke, Isle of Grain, Allhallows, Hoo-St. Mary, High Halstow, and Cooling. Acres, 33, 281. Poor rates in 1863, £1, 964. Pop. in 1851, 2, 845; in 1861, 2, 861. ...

Houses, 544. Marriages in 1862, 16; births, 134, -of which 6 were illegitimate; deaths, 78, -of which 26 were at ages under 5 years, and 1 at an age above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 128; births, 1, 091; deaths, 710. The places of worship, in 1851, were 7 of the Church of England, with 1, 266 sittings; 1 of Baptists, with 120 s.; 1 of Wesleyans, with 100 s.; 2 of Bible Christians, with 165 s.; and 1 undefined, with 120 s. The schools were 2 public day schools, with 130 scholars; 8 private day schools, with 139 s.; and 10 Sunday schools, with 402 s. The workhouse is in Hoo-ST. Werburgh; and, at the Census of 1861, had 55 inmates.-The hundred is in the lathe of Aylesford; and is nearly identical with the district, but smaller. Pop. in 1851, 2, 457. Houses, 449.

Hoo through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 15th June 2024

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