Lynsted  Kent


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

LINSTEAD, a village and a parish in Faversham district, Kent. The village stands 1½ mile SSW of Teynham r. station, and 3 SE of Sittingbourne; and has a pillar letter-box under Sittingbourne. The parish contains also the village of Green-street, which has a postoffice under Sittingbourne. ...

Acres, 1,806. Real property, £5,522. Pop., 1,029. Houses, 218. The property is snbdivided. The manor belonged formerly to the Lords Teynham; and, with Linstead Lodge, belongs now to Col. Tyler. An estate in the parish belonged to the Hugessen families, and passed to Sir Edward Knatchbull. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £300.* Patron, the Archdeacon of Canterbury. The church consists of nave, aisles, and two chapels of the Teynham and the Hugessen families; contains, in these chapels, several handsome monuments; and was recently in bad condition. There are parochial schools.

Lynsted through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 15th July 2024

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