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Wilmington

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"WILMINGTON, a parish in the hundreds of Axton, Dartford, and Wilmington, lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, county Kent, 1½ mile S. of Dartford. The village lies a little off the road to Sevenoaks, near the river Darent, and is surrounded by gardens and cherry orchards. The celebrated Earl of Warwick in the reign of Edward IV. resided at the manor-house. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury, value £300, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Rochester. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. There is a National school. A fair is held on the 23rd of April."

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

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