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"UPPER HARDRES, (or Great Hardres), a parish in the hundred of Bridge, county Kent, 3½ miles S. of Canterbury. This parish contains the hamlets of Bossingham and Palmsted. The living is a rectory with the curacy of Stelling annexed, in the diocese of Canterbury, value £589. The church, dedicated to SS. Peter and Paul, is a small ancient edifice. It contains a brass to the Hardres family, bearing date 1575, with two others. The parochial charities produce £108 per annum, of which £89 goes to Denward's school."

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

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Gazetteers

"BOSSINGHAM, a hamlet in the parish of Upper Hardres, hundred and union of Bridge, and lathe of St. Augustine, in the county of Kent, 5 miles to the S. of Canterbury. There are traces of the Roman road from Canterbury, called Stone Street."

"PALMSTEAD, a hamlet in the parish of Upper Hardres, hundred of Bridge, and lathe of St. Augustine, county Kent, 4 miles S. of Canterbury."

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

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