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Sittingbourne, Kent

Sittingbourne is an industrial town about eight miles (12.9 km) east of Gillingham in England, beside the Roman Watling Street off a creek in the Swale, a channel separating the Isle of Sheppey from mainland Kent. The town is growing rapidly due to a number of large residential developments, and its train line links to London Victoria and HS1 to St Pancras International, the journey taking about an hour from Sittingbourne railway station.
DistrictSwale
Post townSITTINGBOURNE
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ9063
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01795
Population59,000
 

Other names by which Sittingbourne, Kent has been known in the past

Abingburn ~ Sidingburne ~ Sittingbourn ~ Sittingburn

Sittingbourne, Kent in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Sittingbourne, market town, seaport, and par. with ry. sta., Kent, on Milton Creek, a navigable branch of the Swale, 16 miles NW. of Canterbury and 45 miles SE. of London, 1004 ac., pop. 7857; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Friday. Sittingbourne is a place of great antiquity, and was a famous place of call for pilgrims to Canterbury. It has a weekly cornmarket, markets for cattle twice a month, and half-yearly fairs. Oyster dredging is carried on; coal is imported, and bricks and corn exported.

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