Open a form to report problems or contribute information

 
1 Introduction 2 Message details 3 Upload file 4 Submitted
Page 1 of 4

Help and advice for Petham

If you have found a problem on this page then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If you are wanting advice then the best place to ask is on the area's specific email lists. All the information that we have is in the web pages, so please do not ask us to supply something that is not there. We are not able to offer a research service.

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it. We have a number of people each maintaining different sections of the web site, so it is important to submit information via a link on the relevant page otherwise it is likely to go to the wrong person and may not be acted upon.

Petham

Primary tabs

"PETHAM, a parish in the hundred of Bridge, lathe of St. Augustine, county Kent, 5½ miles S.W. of Canterbury, its post town. The village, which is of small extent, is situated at the base of Chartham Down. It is bounded on the E. by Stane-Street way from Canterbury to Hythe. Petham was given by a Saxon prince, named Haldene, to Christ Church, Canterbury, in 1036, from which see it eventually came into the possession of the crown. In the neighbourhood are traces of entrenchments, supposed to have been thrown up by the Britons after being driven from their position in the woods by the Romans. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture. The land is partly in hop grounds. The impropriate tithes, belonging to the lay rector, have been commuted for £450, the impropriate tithes, belonging to the Archbishop of Canterbury, as rector of Swarling district, have been commuted for £30 7s. 6d., and the vicarial tithes for £440. The living is a vicarage annexed to that of Waltham, in the diocese of Canterbury. The church, dedicated to All Saints, has a tower containing six bells. The parochial charities produce about £93 per annum, including Tillard's £90 for the poor. There is a National school for both sexes. A court-baron is held."

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

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Petham area or see them printed on a map.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Petham which are provided by:

topup

Gazetteers

"GARLINGE GREEN, a hamlet in the parish of Petham, hundred of Bridge, lathe of St. Augustine, county Kent, 3 miles S.W. of Canterbury."

"SWARLING, a hamlet in the parish of Petham, hundred of Bridge, lathe of St. Augustine, county Kent, 4 miles S.S.W. of Canterbury. It is situated on the Downs, and is said to be the spot where the Britons encountered Cæsar at his first coming to Britain."

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

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Petham to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Petham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

topup