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Halstow / Lower Halstow

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"LOWER HALSTOW, a parish in the hundred of Milton, lathe of Scray, county Kent, 6 miles E. of Chatham, and 5 N.E. of Sittingbourne. It is situated at the upper end of Stangate Creek, which communicates with the Medway a little above Sheerness. Off here the quarantine vessels lie. The village is small and wholly agricultural. The road from Chatham to Sheerness by King's Ferry crosses the creek at a ford called the Stray. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury, value £246, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The church, dedicated to St. Margaret, is a very handsome structure. The charities produce about £14 per annum."

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

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