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Shoulden / Sholden

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"SHOLDEN, (or Shoulden), a parish in the hundred of Cornilo, lathe of St. Augustine, county Kent, 1½ mile W. of Deal. It contains No. 1 battery and Sandourn Castle, built by Henry VIII. for the defence of the S. coast, and in which Colonel Hutchinson died a prisoner. The village, which is small, is situated on the road from Sandwich to Deal. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Canterbury, value £280, in the patronage of the archbishop. The church is dedicated to St. Nicholas. The parochial charities produce about £1 per annum. Fragments of Roman urns and several coins of the Emperor Gallienus were found here in 1832."

"SANDOWN, a castle in the parish of Sholden, hundred of Cornilo, lathe of St. Augustine, county Kent, 1 mile N. of Deal. It was built by Henry VIII. to protect the S. coast against France, and takes its name from its situation, which abounds in sand hills."

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


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