East Wickham, Kent

Historical Description

Wickham, East, a parish in Kent, 10 miles from London, with a station called Walling on the Blackheath and Bexley Heath branch of the S.E.R., and 3 SE of Woolwich. It contains part of Welling hamlet, which has a post, money order, and telegraph office. Acreage, 895; population, 1303. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. Wickham House is a seat in the parish, and there are other good residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester; net value, £125. The church is a small building of flint and brick in the Early English style. There is an endowed school, founded by William Foster in 1727, with an annual income of about £240.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


Ancient County Kent
Hundred Lessness
Lathe Sutton-at-Hone
Poor Law union Dartford

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Wickham, East (St. Michael) from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


Online maps of East Wickham are available from a number of sites:

Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
Google Streetview.
National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Kent, 1619 is available on the Heraldry page, as is also The Visitation of Kent, 1663-68.