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"SHOREHAM, a parish in the hundred of Codsheath, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, county Kent, 5 miles N. of Sevenoaks, its post town. It is a station on the Sevenoaks branch of the London, Chatham, and Dover railway. The village, which is chiefly agricultural, is situated in the vale of the river Darent, which flows through the parish to join the Thames at Dartford. At Castle Farm, in the neighbourhood, are traces of Shoreham Castle, built by the Oldhams. There is a paper mill in the vicinity. The impropriate tithes belong to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury, value £371, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. The church, dedicated to SS. Peter and Paul, is an ancient structure with a square tower, containing a clock and six bells. There are tombs of the Borrets, of New House. The parochial charities produce about £27 per annum, of which £7 goes to Borret's almshouses. There is a free school for both sexes. A fair for toys is held on the 1st May."

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


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"WOODLANDS ST. MARY, a hamlet and ecclesiastical district in the parishes of Wrotham and Shoreham, county Kent, 3 miles N. of Wrotham, and 8 N.E. of Sevenoaks. It has recently been formed into a district chapelry for ecclesiastical purposes, and comprises a portion of the woodlands of Shoreham. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Canterbury, value £70, in the patronage of the Rector of Wrotham. The church has been recently built at the cost of Mr. R. Vincent, of Woodlands manor. There is a National school.

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

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Historical Geography

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