"STONE, a parish in the hundred of Oxney, lathe of Shepway, county Kent, 6½ miles N. E. of Rye, its post town, and 3 S.E. of Appledore railway station. The village is situated on the borders of Romney Marsh and the Royal Military canal. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury, value £345, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is an ancient edifice, with a tower and six bells. The interior contains two brasses, bearing dale 1408. The parochial charities consist of a small bequest by R. Still, Esq., in 1556, and the interest of £1,000 invested in the Three per Cents., left by T. Greenland, Esq. The Dissenters have a chapel. A fair is held on Holy Thursday."
[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2010]