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Edith May, Lower Halstow Kent
Edith May, Lower Halstow Kent
Published: 2016/07/27
Channel: Danbroad20031
Maritime History: Halstow Creek
Maritime History: Halstow Creek
Published: 2013/12/10
Channel: Shipping TV
The Saxon Shore Way: Lower Halstow to Swale 23 August 2016
The Saxon Shore Way: Lower Halstow to Swale 23 August 2016
Published: 2016/08/23
Channel: voxley19
The history of Saint Margaret of Antioch
The history of Saint Margaret of Antioch's church Lower Halstow
Published: 2013/12/13
Channel: Kent churches
Drascombe Coaster Evelyn 8 - recovery Lower Halstow Y C
Drascombe Coaster Evelyn 8 - recovery Lower Halstow Y C
Published: 2013/08/22
Channel: mockeyson
SB Edith May at Lower Halstow (Revised Edition)
SB Edith May at Lower Halstow (Revised Edition)
Published: 2014/10/24
Channel: Ted Ingham
High Halstow
High Halstow
Published: 2012/09/23
Channel: Emily White
Out and About at Lower Halstow, Queenborough and Cliffe May 2017.HD 1080
Out and About at Lower Halstow, Queenborough and Cliffe May 2017.HD 1080
Published: 2017/06/02
Channel: Ted Ingham
Brent Geese at Lower Halstow HD
Brent Geese at Lower Halstow HD
Published: 2014/12/25
Channel: Jonathan Groves
DJI Lower halstow in the summer
DJI Lower halstow in the summer
Published: 2017/07/30
Channel: Mavic Guy
Drascombe  Summer 2013
Drascombe Summer 2013
Published: 2013/08/13
Channel: pjsf1000
Pancake race in High Halstow
Pancake race in High Halstow
Published: 2017/02/28
Channel: Linda Atkinson
"What
"What's Your Name" by The CHILLBILLIES
Published: 2017/08/13
Channel: The Chillbillies Rock
ZR98 - Lower Halstow - Kent Byways
ZR98 - Lower Halstow - Kent Byways
Published: 2017/11/22
Channel: Terry C
Wedding reception in Lower Halstow
Wedding reception in Lower Halstow
Published: 2016/06/22
Channel: DJ Music Machine
The Chillbillies, Kent, England - Let
The Chillbillies, Kent, England - Let's Stick Together - The Three Tuns, Lower Halstow
Published: 2014/08/25
Channel: Ian Bunyan
ghost hunters ghosts of lower halstow part1
ghost hunters ghosts of lower halstow part1
Published: 2009/08/21
Channel: MegaGhosthunters
Sittingbourne lad shoots football 40 yards into a basketball hoop!! Warning contains a swear word.
Sittingbourne lad shoots football 40 yards into a basketball hoop!! Warning contains a swear word.
Published: 2015/07/06
Channel: Brad Jacobs
lowhalstowall
lowhalstowall
Published: 2013/12/16
Channel: swalemouth
Fragments B&W
Fragments B&W
Published: 2013/01/26
Channel: Chris Van Beck
Brickfields
Brickfields
Published: 2017/08/22
Channel: Stephen Royall
High Halstow Village
High Halstow Village
Published: 2017/07/02
Channel: Linda Atkinson
RIVERSIDE COUNTRY PARK
RIVERSIDE COUNTRY PARK
Published: 2017/07/16
Channel: Tom Billingham
cross country run from newington to lower halstow
cross country run from newington to lower halstow
Published: 2015/02/08
Channel: Warren Carey
Dartford and Gravesham Ramblers @ Lower Halstow 11th September 2011
Dartford and Gravesham Ramblers @ Lower Halstow 11th September 2011
Published: 2011/09/11
Channel: Raymond Ashby
The second incline to the lower fiddle yard  (Part 3)         12-03-2017
The second incline to the lower fiddle yard (Part 3) 12-03-2017
Published: 2017/03/12
Channel: Graham Foulston
ghost hunters ghosts of lower halstow part4
ghost hunters ghosts of lower halstow part4
Published: 2009/08/21
Channel: MegaGhosthunters
extreme sledging in lower halstow with kieran
extreme sledging in lower halstow with kieran
Published: 2013/10/27
Channel: Bouncy Muffins
Sittingbourne lad shoots football 40 yards into a basketball hoop! Warning contains a swear word.
Sittingbourne lad shoots football 40 yards into a basketball hoop! Warning contains a swear word.
Published: 2015/07/12
Channel: Brad Jacobs
ghost hunters ghosts of lower halstow part2
ghost hunters ghosts of lower halstow part2
Published: 2009/08/21
Channel: MegaGhosthunters
A Ride through High Halstow Village on my XT 600e
A Ride through High Halstow Village on my XT 600e
Published: 2015/07/27
Channel: MrMaGo67
ghost hunters ghosts of lower halstow part3
ghost hunters ghosts of lower halstow part3
Published: 2009/08/21
Channel: MegaGhosthunters
The Saxon Shore Way: Gillingham To Newington 6 June 2016
The Saxon Shore Way: Gillingham To Newington 6 June 2016
Published: 2016/06/06
Channel: voxley19
My Movie
My Movie
Published: 2016/08/24
Channel: 2 C Waves
Dolly Ward
Dolly Ward
Published: 2012/07/17
Channel: Lisa Ward
Own Your Own Home - Westmoreland Drive
Own Your Own Home - Westmoreland Drive
Published: 2015/11/19
Channel: Easy Home Own
Dolly Ward
Dolly Ward
Published: 2012/07/17
Channel: Lisa Ward
Urbex - Funton Brickworks
Urbex - Funton Brickworks
Published: 2017/05/02
Channel: morthren
Drascombe Coaster Evelyn 1 - Waits for the tide
Drascombe Coaster Evelyn 1 - Waits for the tide
Published: 2013/08/23
Channel: mockeyson
Brent Geese on Christmas Day
Brent Geese on Christmas Day
Published: 2014/12/25
Channel: Jonathan Groves
July 2013 A Summer of Cricket
July 2013 A Summer of Cricket
Published: 2013/07/13
Channel: wizzeronline
SKATACUS -
SKATACUS - 'Let's Skank' at The Three Tuns - Sun 25/08/13
Published: 2013/08/28
Channel: Paul Friend
DRASCOMBE DRIFTER 22 DULCIBELLA - WATERS OF LIFE CRUISE ~ Lagavullin Bay
DRASCOMBE DRIFTER 22 DULCIBELLA - WATERS OF LIFE CRUISE ~ Lagavullin Bay
Published: 2015/06/21
Channel: Michel Maartens
Vulcan XH558 Over The Swale Estuary Oct 11th 2015
Vulcan XH558 Over The Swale Estuary Oct 11th 2015
Published: 2015/10/12
Channel: Mike Powell
Launch Of Heath
Launch Of Heath's Yacht (1969)
Published: 2014/04/13
Channel: British Pathé
KIM @ MAZE IN LEEDS CASTLE, KENT ENGLAND
KIM @ MAZE IN LEEDS CASTLE, KENT ENGLAND
Published: 2010/07/11
Channel: Clive Wanstall
"White Wedding" cover by The CHILLBILLIES
"White Wedding" cover by The CHILLBILLIES
Published: 2017/02/19
Channel: The Chillbillies Rock
Drascombe Coaster Evelyn leaves the slipway for the first time.
Drascombe Coaster Evelyn leaves the slipway for the first time.
Published: 2012/07/20
Channel: mockeyson
A Weekend Sail - Medway, Thames & Swale
A Weekend Sail - Medway, Thames & Swale
Published: 2013/01/12
Channel: SaltmarshSailor
Halstow choir, christmas show 2014
Halstow choir, christmas show 2014
Published: 2014/12/17
Channel: Ani Hoxha
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Lower Halstow
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Parish church of St Margaret of Antioch
Lower Halstow is located in Kent
Lower Halstow
Lower Halstow
Lower Halstow shown within Kent
Population 1,180 (2011 Census)
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Sittingbourne
Postcode district ME9
Dialling code 01795
Police Kent
Fire Kent
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EU Parliament South East England
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Kent
51°22′26″N 0°40′08″E / 51.3738°N 0.669°E / 51.3738; 0.669Coordinates: 51°22′26″N 0°40′08″E / 51.3738°N 0.669°E / 51.3738; 0.669

Lower Halstow is a village and civil parish in the Swale district of Kent, England. The village is northwest of Sittingbourne on the banks of the Medway Estuary. It lies north of Newington on the A2 Roman road.

The [United Kingdom Census 2011|2011 Census]] recorded the parish's population as 1,180.[1]


The village has a long history, with evidence of constant occupation since the Iron Age. Being so close to the water, Lower Halstow has (until recently) been a village that has made its living from the water. Whether it be ancient pottery making, ancient fishing, barge building,[2] or in the 19th- and 20th-century brick-making (Eastwoods Brickworks),[3] the water has been the lifeblood of the village.

According to Edward Hasted in 1798, two large hospital ships, commonly called lazarettos, (which were the surviving hulks of 44-gun ships) were moored in Halstow Creek. The lazarettos monitored ships coming to England which were forced to stay in the creek under quarantine, to protect the country from infectious diseases.[4]

In 1563 Queen Elizabeth ordered a survey, and Halstow Key (a wharf on the creek), was made up of 24 people in houses and 14 living on boats. There were two hamlets, one beside the wharf and the other around Halstow Green on Lower Street. The rest of the northern lands were salt marsh. Lands heading southwards (measuring 1200 acres) were heavy clay. All the lands were under the control of the manor of Milton Regis.[4]

In 2016 the creek and some of the village is featured in the Wonder Woman film.[5]

Etymology[edit]

The name of the village has developed gradually over the years: Holy Place (Halig stow) Pronounced "ail-stoo", with a long "oo" as in "through" c. 1100; Halgastaw, 1160; Halgastow, 1199; Halegestowe,[4] 1226; Halgesto, 1576; Halstowe, 1610; Halstoe, c. 1790; Halstow, 1810 – Lower Halstow.

Parish church[edit]

Inside the nave of St Margaret's, looking east to the chancel

On a bank of the Medway Estuary is the Church of England parish church of St Margaret of Antioch. It is an 8th-century Saxon church to which were added north and south aisles in the 12th century and a west tower in the 13th century. The masonry includes re-used Roman tiles. The font is Norman and was made around AD 1190. Unusually it is made of lead. In the nave and aisles are remnants of 14th-century wall paintings. For a time in the 12th century its parish priest was John de London who was a nephew to St Thomas Becket.[4]

The ecclesiastical parish is in the deanery of Sittingbourne, which is part of the Diocese of Canterbury.[4] The building is Grade I listed.[6]

Other buildings[edit]

The Three Tuns Inn on Lower Street

The village has an 18th-century pub, the Three Tuns, which is a Grade II listed building.[7]

Green Farm House is 17th- and 18th-century and is also Grade II listed.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area: Lower Halstow (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Robinson, Hayley (6 February 2014). "Westmoreland barge returns to Lower Halstow". Kent Online. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "A Barging Childhood". BBC. 22 April 2008. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Hasted, Edward (1799). "Parishes". The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Institute of Historical Research. 6: 34–40. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Gregory, Aodhan (20 January 2016). "Lower Halstow features in new Wonder Woman trailer". kentonline. Retrieved 6 June 2017. 
  6. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Margaret of Antioch  (Grade I) (1069343)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  7. ^ Historic England. "The Three Tuns Inn  (Grade II) (1069338)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  8. ^ Historic England. "Green Farm House  (Grade II) (1069339)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 

External links[edit]

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