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West Langdon

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"WEST LANGDON, a parish in the hundred of Bewsborough, lathe of St. Augustine, county Kent, 4 miles N. of Dover, its post town. It is a small village consisting of a few straggling houses. It derives its name from the length on which it is situated. The land is chiefly arable. The rectorial tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £32 9s. 6d. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Canterbury, value £47, in the patronage of the archbishop. The church, formerly dedicated to St. Mary, is in ruins. There are also picturesque ruins of an ancient abbey for White Canons, founded in 1192 by William de Auberville. It is stated to have been the first religious house dissolved by Henry VIII. Its revenue was estimated at £56 6s., and the site given to the Masters family."

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


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