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"DITTON, a parish in the hundred of Larkfield, lathe of Aylesford, in the county of Kent, 1 mile S.E. of Larkfield, and 4 miles N.W. of Maidstone, its post town and railway station on the North Kent line. Hops, are extensively cultivated in the neighbourhood. There is a mansion close by, which is said to have been formerly an abbey founded by Gundulph, Bishop of Rochester, in the reign of William Rufus. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury, value £298, in the patronage of the Earl of Aylesford. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is a small structure, with tower at the western end. It has been recently repaired and enlarged. Here is a National school. E. L. Betts, Esq., is lord of the manor. The charities amount to £4 per annum."

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


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"LARKFIELD, a hamlet in the hundred of Larkfield, county Kent, 4 miles N.W. of Maidstone. There are also several private seats of this name in various parts of Ireland."

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

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