Rolvenden  Kent


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

ROLVENDEN, a village, a parish, a sub-district, and a hundred, in Kent. The village stands on an eminence3 miles S W of Tenterden, and 10 S of Headcorn r. station; and has a post-office‡ under Staplehurst, a good inn, and a literary institution. The parish comprises 5, 622 acres. Real property, £9, 379. ...

Pop., 1, 483. Houses, 306. The property is subdivided. The manor, with Hole House, belongs to F. Morrison, Esq. Kingsgate House, Maytham Hall, and Rawlinson are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £200.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Rochester. The church is early and later English; and consists of nave, aisles, transepts, and chancel, withvestry and lofty tower. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Unitarians, a national school, and charities £158.—The sub-district contains five parishes, and is in Tenterden district. Acres, 20, 517. Pop., 4, 331. Houses, 865. The hundred contains only Rolvenden and Benenden parishes, and is in the lathe of Scray. Acres, 12, 130. Pop., 3, 145. Houses, 615.

Rolvenden through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th July 2024

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