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"STURRY, a parish in the hundred of Bleangate, lathe of St. Augustine, county Kent, 2½ miles N.E. of Canterbury, its post town, and 57 S.E. of London. It is a station on the Ramsgate branch of the London and South-Eastern railway. The village, which is large and well-built, is situated at the bridge over the river Stour, which is navigable for barges to Fordwick. The manor was given by Ethelbert to St. Augustine's Abbey. Hops are grown. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury, value £255, in the patronage of the archbishop. The church is dedicated to St. Nicholas. The parochial charities produce about £40 per annum. Sturry Court is the principal residence; it was formerly the seat of the Strangfords. A fair is held on Whit Monday."

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



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