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Kent 1835

Introduction - Description - Abbreviations - Guidelines - Maps - Home page


Graphics linked from the maps section of this page produce a large print map of Kent in 1835, a tactile map with braille lettering, and a key to the tactile map. This page explains and describes the maps. Towns shown are parliamentary boroughs and polling places in 1835. The Description section says what is on the map. The Abbreviations section gives locations within the county. The Maps section has links to the maps, which are in pdf (Acrobat) format, and to a page describing the way to produce a tactile map with braille letters from the pdf file. On another page is a general introduction to this series of maps of the English counties which are intended to be accessible to blind and partially sighted people. The Genuki pages for Kent have more information about the county, its records, and all its towns and parishes.


There is a solid circle at the top left of the map. The title follows it at the top of the map, which is the North.The county boundary is shown by a dotted line. The Chapman County Code KEN is in large letters in the bottom left corner of the map. Towns are large dots, with a 2 letter abbreviation of the town name nearby. Guidelines linking the towns are solid lines. A ten mile scale bar is in the bottom right corner. Kent is about 65 miles east to west by about 40 miles north to south. It is a coastal county, with the River Thames and Thames Estuary on the north, tthe English Channel on the east and round to the south. Directions on map - West is left, East is right, North is up, South is down.

Abbreviations and locations

In the list below the two letter abbreviation is given first, then the place name, then the position on the map within the county.

The north-west of Kent has become part of London which now includes Deptford, Greenwich and Bromley.


Guidelines are shown to link the places on the map. They are chosen to make it possible to describe the positions of places. In some cases the guidelines are roads, but generally they are arbitrary.

Four guidelines are shown, three running across, a short one at the far right.


Graphic of Tactile map with braille names (pdf file)

Graphic of key in braille (pdf file)

Instructions for making a tactile map

Large print map (pdf file)

Copyright 2005 David Hawgood on www.dhmap.org, page modified 27 Jan 2007

A single copy of this page can be made by or for any individual user. If you wish to make multiple copies or modifications, please contact David Hawgood - email david at hawgood dot com - I will normally give permission but I wish to know what use is being made of the maps. I also welcome comments.
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