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"OTTERDEN, a parish partly in the hundred of Eyhorne, lathe of Aylesford, and partly in the hundred of Faversham, lathe of Scray, county Kent, 7 miles S. of Faversham, its post town, 3 N. of Charing, and 3 N.E. of Lenham. The village, which is of small extent, is wholly agricultural. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £207 10s., and the glebe comprises 225 acres. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury, value £307. The church, dedicated to St. Lawrence, was rebuilt on the site of the old one in 1753. There are several monuments of great antiquity to the Curteis and Bunce families. The parochial charities produce about £10 per annum, besides almshouses. Otterden Place is the principal residence. The Rev. Charles Wheler is lord of the manor and principal landowner."

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


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"MONKTON, a hamlet in the parish of Otterden, lathe of Aylesford, county Kent, 3 miles N. of Charing. It was formerly a distinct parish, but the church and village have long since gone to decay."

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

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