Lullingstone  Kent


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

LULLINGSTONE, a parish in Dartford district, Kent; on the river Darent, and on the Sevenoaks railway, at Eynesford r. station, 6 miles S of Dartford. Post town, Eynesford, under Dartford. Acres, 1,530. Real property, £1,609. Pop., 63. Houses, 5. The manor belonged to the Peches; passed to the Harts and the Dykes; and, with Lullingstone Castle, belongs now to Sir Percival Hart Dyke, Bart. ...

The old castle, sometimes called Shoreham Castle, was held by the Aldhams, under the Archbishops of Canterbury; stood on a spot now occupied by a farm-house; and has left some fragments. The present castle is partly ancient, but chiefly of the latter part of last century; stands near the church, in a valley between chalk hills; and is surrounded by a beautiful park of about 800 acres. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £350. Patron, Sir P. H. Dyke, Bart. The church is ancient; and contains a good oak chancel screen, some fragments of stained glass of the decorated period, and remarkably fine 16th century monuments of the Peche and Hart families.

Lullingstone through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 04th October 2023

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