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Ringwould

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"RINGWOULD, a parish, locally in the hundred of Cornilo, lathe of St. Augustine, county Kent, but forming part of the Cinque-Port liberty of Dover, 6 miles N.E. of Dover, its post town, and 3 S.W. of Deal. The village, which is neatly built, and was once a market town, is situated on an eminence near the main road from Deal to Dover. The parish contains the hamlet of Kingsdown, situated close to the sea-shore. A portion of the inhabitants are engaged in fishing. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £500, and there are 10 acres of glebe. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury, value £352. The church, dedicated to St. Nicholas, has a square tower containing five bells. The parochial charities produce about £2 per annum, besides half an acre of land appropriated to the clerk for ringing the curfew bell. There are a day school and a Sunday-school."

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

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"KINGSDOWN, a hamlet in the parish of Ringwould, hundred of Cornilo, lathe of St. Augustine, county Kent, 2½ miles S. of Deal, and 1½ mile from Walmer, its post town. It is a coastguard and fishing station, and latterly has greatly improved. The inhabitants are principally employed in fishing. Here are traces of a Roman camp. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Canterbury, value £150, in the patronage of the trustees. The church, dedicated to St. John the Evangelist, was built and endowed by the late W. Curling, Esq., who also built a residence for the clergyman. The same gentleman erected a National school in 1845, which was presented to the parish by Mrs. Curling."

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

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