Faversham, Kent

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Faversham is a town in Kent

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Faversham within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Faversham in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Faversham.-- mun. bor., market town, and par., river-port, and corporate member of the Cinque Port of Dover, E. Kent, on Faversham Creek (a branch of the Swale), 8 miles NW. of Canterbury and 52 miles SE. of London--par., 2292 ac., pop. 9484; town, 538 ac., pop. 8743; bor. and corporate member, 536 ac., pop. 8616; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper.Market-days, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Faversham is a very ancient place; its name occurs in 812. In 1147 King Stephen and Queen Maud founded at Faversham a Cluniac abbey, within the walls of which they were buried. Faversham Creek is navigable up to the town for vessels of 200 tons. The imports are timber and coal; the exports are hops and agricultural produce. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) Faversham has mfrs. of bricks and cement, and in the vicinity are large powder-mills; but the principal industry is the oyster fishery.

Faversham in the Domesday Book

A village in Faversham hundred, in the county of Kent.

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