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"MEOPHAM, a parish in the hundred of Toltingtrough, lathe of Aylesford, county Kent, 5 miles S. of Gravesend, its post town. It is a station on the branch line of the South-Eastern railway. The village, which is small, is wholly agricultural. The land is chiefly arable, but partly in common and woodland, with some hop-grounds. The living is a vicarage in the dioc, of Rochester, value £435, in the patronage of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, has a spired tower containing five bells. The church was partly rebuilt by Archbishop Simon de Meopham, who died in 1333, and from whom the parish derives its name. It was completed in 1396 by Archbishop Courtenay, who founded four almshouses near it. The parochial charities produce about £3 per annum. There is a National school for both sexes, also a place of worship for the Baptists, with a vestry and schoolroom attached."

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

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"CULVERSTONE-GREEN, a hamlet in the parishes of Meopham and Ash, in the county of Kent, 4 miles S. of Gravesend."

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

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