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"WOODNESBOROUGH, a parish in the hundred of Eastry, lathe of St. Augustine, county Kent, 1½ mile S.W. of Sandwich. The village is situated at the foot of a spur of a chain of hills, on the line of a Roman road. The parish includes the hamlet of Marsborough, with Woodnesborough Hill, an artificial mount, supposed by some to be the Woodnesbeorth of the Saxon chronicle, and the scene of the battle between Celoed and Ina, kings of Mercia and the West Saxons. The land is partly in hop-gardens. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury, value £270, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Rochester. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. A gold coin with a figure of Victory was found here in 1514."

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

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"COMBE, a hamlet in the parish of Woodnesborough, and hundred of Eastry, in the county of Kent."

"EACH, a hamlet in the parish of Woodnesborough, hundred of Eastry, lathe of St. Augustine, county Kent, 2 miles to the W. of Sandwich."

"GRANTS-GROVE, a hamlet in the parish of Woodnesborough, hundred of Eastry, lathe of St. Augustine, county Kent, 2 miles W. of Sandwich."

"MARSBOROUGH, a hamlet in the parish of Woodnesborough, hundred of Eastry, county Kent, 1½ mile S.W. of Sandwich. It has the appearance of having formerly been a Roman village. Many ancient remains have been found near this spot, chiefly at Woodesborough Hill. The Independents have a place of worship here."

"POLDERS, a hamlet in the parish of Woodnesborough, hundred of Eastry, lathe of St. Augustine, county Kent."

"RINGLESTONE, a hamlet in the parish of Woodnesborough, hundred of Eastry, lathe of St. Augustine, county Kent, 2 miles S.W. of Sandwich."

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

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