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"WALTHAM, a parish in the hundred of Bridge and Petham, lathe of St. Augustine, county Kent, 8 miles S.W. of Canterbury, its post town, and 5 E. of the Wye railway station. The village is situated on the Roman way Stane Street. The parish includes the hamlet of Handwell Green. The land is partly in hop-grounds. There were formerly chapels-of-ease at Ashenfield and Waddenhall. The living is a vicarage with that of Petham annexed, in the diocese of Canterbury, value £636. The church is dedicated to St. Bartholomew. There is a National school for both sexes, and the Wesleyans have a chapel."

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


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"HANDWELL GREEN, a hamlet in the parish of Waltham, hundred of Bridge, lathe of St. Augustine, county Kent, 1½ mile N. of Waltham, and 5 miles E. of the Wye railway station."

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

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