Davington  Kent


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

DAVINGTON, a parish, with a village, in Faversham district, Kent; adjacent to the Swale estuary and to the North Kent railway, ½ a mile N by W of Faversham. Post town, Faversham. Acres, 537. Real property, £2, 022. Pop., 149. Houses, 27. A Benedictine nunnery was founded here, in 1153, by Fulke de Newnham; became so poor as to be deserted; and has left considerable remains in a Norman arch, and in buildings of the times of Edward I. ...

and Edward III. These remains are amassed with more recent structures in a mansion called the Priory, the seat of T. Willement, Esq. The village is thought to occupy the site of the Roman Durolevum; and has yielded many Roman relics, and recently a very curious mediæval "cap of fence, " formed of octagonal iron plates. The living is a donative in the diocese of Canterbury. Value, £100. Patron, T. Willement, Esq. The church looks to be older than the nunnery; has five round-headed windows, which may be Saxon; and includes early English additions.

Davington through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 02nd July 2020

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