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Ashurst

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"ASHURST, a parish in the hundred of Washlingstone, lathe of Aylesford, in the county of Kent, 4 miles to the W. of Tonbridge Wells, its goat town. The river Medway flown through it. The living is a sect. in the diocese of Canterbury, value £207, in the patronage of the Dowager Lady Amherst. The church is small; but it attracted pilgrims in the middle ages by the fame of the wonder-working rood it was so fortunate as to possess. Ashurst Park is the principal residence."

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

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