Place:Harty, Kent, England


Alt namesIsle of Hartysource: alternate name
Coordinates51.364°N 0.891°E
Located inKent, England
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of the Isle of Harty from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"HARTY (ISLE OF), a parish in Sheppey district, Kent; on the Swale, 4 miles N by E of Faversham [railway] station. Post town, Queensborough, under Sittingbourne. Acres: 3,488; of which 860 are water. Real property: £4,120. Population in 1851: 118; in 1861, 159. Houses: 26. The property is divided among a few. The greater part of the land belongs to the families of Hilton, Munn, and Ridley. The parish once was an island; but now is separated from the rest of Sheppey by only a broad ditch. Part of the land is high; much is romantic; and many points command picturesque views. Game abounds on the land; and oyster beds are in the Swale. Traces of Roman occupation have been found; and there are many tumuli, of uncertain origin. A ferry, about 2 miles wide at high water, connects the parish with Oare. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Leysdown, in the diocese of Canterbury. The church is ancient but good; belonged once to the Benedictine priory of Davington; and contains a curious oak chest, of decorated character, representing a tilt between two knights."

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