Place:


Gillingham  Kent

 

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Gillingham like this:

Gillingham, par., township, and local government dist., Kent, on river Medway, on NE. side and mostly in parl. bor. of Chatham -- par., 5016 ac., pop. 20,865; township, 4317 ac., pop. 20,644; dist. (partly also in Chatham par.), 4302 ac., pop. 20,745; P.O.; was the birthplacc of William Adams (1575-1621), discoverer of Japan.

Gillingham through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/578

Date accessed: 11th December 2019


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