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Milstead in the Spring
Milstead is located in Kent
 Milstead shown within Kent
District Swale
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
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Coordinates: 51°17′49″N 0°43′47″E / 51.297°N 0.7296°E / 51.297; 0.7296

Milstead is a village in the borough of Swale in Kent, England. It is surrounded by the villages of Frinsted, Wichling, Doddington and Lynsted in Kent, England. It is the southernmost parish in the Sittingbourne area, it is approximately 3 miles from Sittingbourne town centre. Just past the M2 motorway.

The village sign

According to Edward Hasted in 1798, the parish is but small, containing about 800 acres of land, of which about fifty acres are woodland. He also refers to it as 'Milsted'. The parish was under the dominion of the Manor of Milton Regis in the reign of Edward I.[1]

In 1870-72, according to John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, the parish comprised 1,216 acres. Its population was 245 and it had 43 Houses. [2]

Within the village is the Grade II listed Church of St Mary and the Holy Cross,[3] within the diocese of Canterbury, and deanery of Sittingborne.[1]

It also contains around 80 houses and cottages. 9 are listed buildings. Including 'Milstead Manor',[4]

The village has a reasonably large village hall [5] which holds many clubs such as woodturning, yoga and even a monthly market. The village also has a village pub (the Red Lion)[6] and also a village school 'Milstead and Frinsted Church of England Primary School'.[7] Once the village had a small post office but has been a house for many years now.


  1. ^ a b Hasted, Edward (1798). "Parishes". The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent (Institute of Historical Research) 65: 107–112. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Milstead, Kent". Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Church of St Mary and the Holy Cross, Milstead". Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Milstead Manor, Milstead". Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
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