Westerham  Kent


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

WESTERHAM, a small town, a parish, and a hundred, in Kent. The town stands on a gentle acclivity, 4¼ miles N of Edenbridge r. station, and 5½ W of Sevenoaks; was the birthplace of the martyr Frith, Bishop Hoadley, and General Wolfe; is a pleasant place; and has a post-office‡ under Edenbridge, a hotel, a public hall and cornmarket built in 1866, a fine large later English church, an Independent chapel, a literary institution and reading room, a national school, charities £30, a weekly market on Wednesday, and a fair on 3 May. ...

Pop., 1,651. The parish includes Crockham hamlet, is in Sevenoaks district, and comprises 5,676 acres. Real property, £11,303. Pop., 2,196. Houses, 431. The manor was given by Edward I., to Westminster abbey; passed to the Greshams and the Wardes; and, with Squerryes Court, belongs now to Colonel G. Warde. Dunsdale is the seat of J. Kitchin, Esq. Landslips occurred in greensand hills here in 1596 and 1756. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £450.* Patron, J. Board, Esq. The p. curacy of Crockham is a separate benefice.-The hundred consists of W. and Edenbridge parishes.

Westerham through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 29th May 2024

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