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"LITTLEBOURNE, a parish in the hundred of Downhamford, lathe of St. Augustine, county Kent, 4 miles E. of Canterbury. It is situated on a branch of the river Stour, on the bank of which is an extensive corn-mill. In the village, which is considerable, are a brewery and tan-yard. The greater part of the land is arable, with a considerable extent of orchards and hop-grounds. The surface is well wooded, and the soil very productive. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury, value £278, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The church, dedicated to St. Vincent, is an ancient structure. There is a place of worship for Calvinistic Methodists. The charities produce £18 per annum. A fair is held on the 5th July, chiefly for pleasure."

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


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"LEE COURT, (or Lee Priory), a demesne in county Kent, 4 miles E. of Canterbury. It is situated on the banks of the Stour, and was rebuilt by Wyatt in the pointed style. The picture gallery contains the celebrated portrait of Anne of Cleves, by Holbein, which deceived Henry VIII. into marrying her, also his portrait of the same king, with others by Vandyck and Lely; also Murillo's "Virgin and Child," C. Dolci's "Herodias," besides several landscapes by Poussin and Lorraine.

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

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