"TUNSTALL, a parish in the hundred of Milton, lathe of Scray, county Kent, 1 mile S.W. of Sittingbourne, its post town, and 9 miles S.E. of Chatham. The land is partly in hop-grounds and woodland. The soil is loamy, with an admixture of flints, and rests upon a substratum of chalk. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury, value £479, in the patronage of the archbishop. The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist. The children of this parish have the privilege of being taught at the school of Sittingbourne. E. Mores, the antiquary, was born here in 1730."
[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2010]