Strood  Kent


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

STROOD, a town, a parish, and a sub-district, in North Aylesford district, Kent. The town stands on the river Medway, at the junction of the North Kent and the London, Chatham, and Dover railways, opposite Rochester; forms practically one town with Rochester and Chatham; and has a post-office‡ under Rochester, a r. ...

station with telegraph, a church rebuilt in 1812, Independent and Wesleyan chapels, a national school, and the North Aylesford workhouse. The parish consists of S.-Intra and Media, within Rochester borough, and S.-Extra without the borough. Acres, 1,622; of which 130 are water. Real property, £15,501; of which £400 are in quarries, £2,650 in railways, and £100 in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 3,067; in 1861, 4,057. Houses, 704. The manor was given, by Henry II., to the Knights Templars. A preceptory of the Knights, and an hospital of the time of Richard I., were here; and have left some remains-Brick-making is largely carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £290.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of R.—The sub-district contains six parishes. Acres, 20,045. Pop., 9,521. Houses, 1,763.

Strood through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th July 2024

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