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Milsted / Milstead

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"MILSTEAD, (or Milsted), a parish in the hundred of Milton, lathe of Scray, county Kent, 3½ miles S. of Sittingbourne, its post town, and 9 N.E. of Maidstone. The village, which is small, is wholly agricultural. The land is partly in hop grounds. An excellent rectory house was erected by the patron in 1833. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury, value £220. The church is dedicated to St. Mary and the Holy Cross. The register dates from the middle of the 16th century. The parochial charities produce about £25 per annum. There are Church of England schools for this and the parish of Prinstead. The manor house is the principal residence. Sir John Maxwell Tylden is lord of the manor."

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

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