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"KINGSNORTH, a parish in the hundred of Chart, lathe of Shepway, county Kent, 3 miles S. of Ashford. It is a small village situated near the South-Eastern railway. The land is divided between arable and pasture, with some hops and woodland. The village is wholly agricultural. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £630. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury, value £630. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, is a small ancient edifice with five bells. It contains a handsome monument to H. Clarke. The parochial charities produce about £4 per annum. There is a chapel belonging to the Bible Christians."

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


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