Open a form to report problems or contribute information

1 Introduction 2 Message details 3 Upload file 4 Submitted
Page 1 of 4

Help and advice for Grain / Isle of Grain

If you have found a problem on this page then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If you are wanting advice then the best place to ask is on the area's specific email lists. All the information that we have is in the web pages, so please do not ask us to supply something that is not there. We are not able to offer a research service.

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it. We have a number of people each maintaining different sections of the web site, so it is important to submit information via a link on the relevant page otherwise it is likely to go to the wrong person and may not be acted upon.

Grain / Isle of Grain

Primary tabs

"ISLE OF GRAIN, in the parish of St. James, hundred of Hoo, lathe of Aylesford, county Kent, 3 miles N.W. of Queenborough, and 2 W. of Sheerness, its post town. It is situated in a rather dreary locality at the mouths of the rivers Thames and Medway, and is nearly, separated from the mainland by Yomtlet Creek. In the reign of Edward III. this passage, which is now nearly choked up, and only navigable for barges at spring-tide, was the usual passage for vessels entering the port of London. The place is thinly inhabited, but affords good pasture. There are salt pans on the side bordering on the Medway. The coastguard service has stations here, There is a ferry to Sheerness, which is opposite, when the weather permits. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester, value £298. The church is ancient, and is said to have belonged to the monastery at Minster. It is dedicated to St. James, and contains several monuments and tablets. The Independents have a chapel. Lord Somers is lord of the manor."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2010]


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Grain area or see them printed on a map.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Grain / Isle of Grain which are provided by:



Ask for a calculation of the distance from Grain / Isle of Grain to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Grain / Isle of Grain has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.