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Queenborough, Kent

Queenborough is a small town on the Isle of Sheppey in the Swale borough of Kent in South East England. Queenborough is two miles (3.2 km) south of Sheerness. It grew as a port near the Thames Estuary at the westward entrance to The Swale where it joins the River Medway. It is in the Sittingbourne and Sheppey parliamentary constituency. Queenborough Harbour offers moorings between the Thames and Medway.
DistrictSwale
Post townQUEENBOROUGH
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ9172
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01795
Population3,471
 

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

Queene Borough ~ Queensborough

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

Queenborough, small town and par. (ry. stations Queenborough and Queenborough Pier), Isle of Sheppey, Kent, on river Swale, 2 miles S. of Sheerness, 298 ac., pop. 982; P.O., T.O. Queenborough is an ancient borough and market town, which returned 2 members to Parliament until 1832. It was founded by Edward HI., whose charter is dated May 10th, in the 42d year of his reign, and who built the castle, taken down in the time of the Commonwealth. Queenborough carries on an active oyster fishery, and a line of steamers to Hushing and Germany has a daily service from the pier.

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