Place:Halling, Kent, England

Alt namesHallingessource: Domesday Book (1985) p 148
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates51.333°N 0.433°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoStrood Rural, Kent, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Medway (district), Kent, Englanddistrict municipality which has covered the area since 1974
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Halling is a village on the North Downs in the northern part of Kent, England, covering 7.1 square kilometres of land. Consisting of Lower Halling, Upper Halling and North Halling, it is scattered over some 3 miles (5 km) along the River Medway parallel to the Pilgrims' Way which runs through Kent.

Halling was a civil parish in Strood Rural District from 1894 until 1974, and since 1974 has been part of the Medway unitary authority.

Halling had a small industrial presence in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with two chalk mining and processing factories, however these have all now been shut and the last chimney stack was demolished in 2010.

Since before World War II, quarries have been dug in Halling, at first by hand, for the extraction of chalk for cement manufacture. The chalk was mainly shipped by barge via the River Medway.

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