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"STOCKBURY, a parish in the hundred of Eyhorne, lathe of Aylesford, county Kent, 4 miles S.E. of Rainham, 7 N.E. of Maidstone, and 5 S.W. of Sittingbourne. It contains the hamlets of Yelsted, Hill Green, and Bozair. The land is partly in hop-grounds and woodland. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury, value £243, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Rochester. The church, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalen, contains the tomb of Dr. Thorpe, the editor of the "Registrum Roffense." A great part of the chancel and N. transept having been destroyed by fire in 1836, the whole has been rebuilt. The parochial charities produce about £15 per annum. There is a National school for both sexes. The Dissenters have a chapel. A pleasure fair is held on the 2nd August."

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


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"BOZAIR, a village in the parish of Stockbury, hundred of Eyhorne, lathe of Aylesford, in the county of Kent, 7 miles to the S.E. of Rochester. It is in a rich and beautiful district."

"HILL-GREEN, a village in the parish of Stockbury, hundred of Milton, lathe of Scray, county Kent, 4 miles N.E. of Maidstone."

"YELSTEAD, a hamlet in the parish of Stockbury, county Kent, 7 miles N.E. of Maidstone."

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

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