General history
Ecclesiastical government

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Institute of Historical Research

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Edward Hasted

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1797

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260-265

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'General history: Ecclesiastical government', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 1 (1797), pp. 260-265. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53771 Date accessed: 26 October 2014.


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THE ECCLESIASTICAL GOVERNMENT

of this county is divided into the Diocese of the Archbishopric of Canterbury, and the Diocese of the Bi shopric of Rochester; each of which is divided into several deanries, and those again into parishes.

The diocese of Canterbury has in it eleven deanries, in which are the following parishes:

BRIDGE DEANRY

HAS IN IT THE PARISHES OF

ADISHAM,
Ash, near Sandwich,
Beaksborne,
Boughton Aluph,
Barham,
Bishopsborne,
Bridge,
Brooke,
Challock,
Chartham,
Chilham,
Chillenden,
Crundal,
Elmstone,
Godmersham,
Gunston,
Upper Hardres,
Ickham,
Kingston,
Littleborne,
Molash,
Nonington,
Patricksborne,
Petham,
Preston, near Fordwich,
Staple,
Stelling,
Stodmarsh,
Sturmouth,
Waltham,
Wickhambreaux,
Wimlingswold,
Wingham,
and
Wye.

CANTERBURY DEANRY.

St. Alphage, All Saints,
St. Andrew,
St. George,
St. Margaret,
St. Mary Bredin,
St. Mary Bredman,
St. Mary Burgate,
St. Mary Northgate,
St. Mildred,
St. Paul, and
St. Peter, in Canterbury,
Cosmus Blean,
St. Martin, Near Canterbury.
St. Dunstan,
Milton,
Fordwich,
Hackington, alias
St. Stephen's,
Harbledown, St.
Michael,
Harbledown, St.
Nicholas,
Lower Hardres,
Nackington,
Sturry,
Thanington, and
Westgate, near
Canterbury.

CHARING DEANRY.

Ashford,
Benenden,
Bethersden,
Biddenden,
Boughton Malherbe,
Charing,
Great Chart,
Little Chart,
Cranbrooke,
Eastwell,
Egerton,
Frittenden,
Halden,
Hawkhurst,
Hedcorne,
Hothfield,
Kennington,
Newenden,
Pluckley,
Rolvenden,
Sandhurst,
Smarden,
Tenterden, and
Westwell.

DOVER DEANRY.

Alcham,
Bewsfield alias Whitfield,
Buckland, near Dover,
Capel, near Folkestone,
Charlton, near Dover,
Cheriton,
Cliff, near Dover,
St. James's, and
St. Mary's, Dover,
Ewell,
Folkestone,
Guston,
Hawking,
Hougham,
Liddon,
St. Margaret's, near
Dover,
Newington, near
Hith,
Polton,
River,
and
Swingfield.

ELEHAM DEANRY.

Acrife,
Bircholt,
Braborne,
Denton, near Eleham,
Eleham,
Elmsted,
Hastingligh,
Hith,
Horton Monks,
Liminge,
Postling,
Padlesworth, near
Dover,
Saltwoood,
Stanford,
Stowting, and
Wooton.

LIMNE DEANRY.

Aldington,
Apledore,
Bilsington,
Blackmanstone,
Bonnington,
Brenzet,
Brookland,
Burmarsh,
Dimchurch,
Eastbridge,
Ebeney,
Fairfield,
Hurst,
Hinxhill,
West Hith,
Hope,
Ivechurch,
Kenarton,
Kingsnoth,
Lid,
Limne,
St. Mary's, near
Romney,
Mersham,
Midley,
Newchurch,
Orgarswick,
Orlestone,
New and Old Romney,
Rucking,
Sellindge,
Sevington,
Shadoxhurst,
Smeeth,
Snargate,
Snave,
Stone, in Oxney,
Warehorne,
Wilsborough,
Wittersham, and
Woodchurch.

OSPRINGE DEANRY.

Badlemere,
Buckland, near Faversham,
Boughton Blean,
Davington,
Doddington,
Easling,
Faversham,
Goodneston, near
Faversham,
Harty,
Graveny,
Hernhill,
Leveland,
Linsted,
Luddenham,
Newnham,
Norton,
Ore,
Ospringe,
Preston, near Faversham,
Otterden,
Selling,
Sheldwich,
Stallisfield,
Stone, near Faversham,
Tenham, and
Throwley.

SANDWICH DEANRY.

Barson,
Betshanger,
Coldred,
Deal,
Eastry,
Eythorne,
Ham,
Knolton,
East Langdon,
West Langdon,
Great Mongeham,
Little Mongeham,
Norborne,
Ringwold,
Ripple,
St. Clement's, In Sandwich.
St. Mary's,
St. Peter's,
Shebbertswold,
Sholden,
Stonar,
Sutton, near Dover.
Tilmanstone,
Waldershare,
Walmer,
Woodnesborough and
Worde.

SITTINGBORNE DEANRY.

Bapchild,
Bicknor,
Bobbing,
Borden,
Bredgar,
Eastchurch,
Elmley,
Halstow the Lower,
Hartlip,
Iwade,
Kingsdowne, near
Sittingborne,
Laysdowne,
Milsted,
Milton, near Sittingborne,
Minster, in Shepey,
Murston,
Newington, near Sittingborne,
Rainham,
Rodmersham,
Sittingborne,
Stockbury,
Tong,
Tunstall,
Upchurch,
Warden,
and
Wichling.

SUTTON DEANRY.

Boxley,
Bredhurst,
Bromfield,
Bersted,
Boughton Monchelsea,
Chart, near Sutton,
Detling,
Frinsted,
Goudhurst,
Harrietsham,
Hollingborne,
Hucking,
Langley,
Leeds,
Lenham,
Linton,
Loose,
Maidstone,
Marden,
Otham,
Staplehurst,
East Sutton,
Sutton Valence,
Thurnham,
Ulcombe, and
Wormsell.

WESTBERE DEANRY.

Birchington, in
Thanet,
Chistlet,
Herne,
Hoth,
St. John's, Thanet.
St. Laurence,
Minster, In Thanet.
Monkton,
St. Nicholas,
St. Peter's,
Sarre,
Reculver,
Seasalter,
Swaycliffe,
Westbere,
Whitstaple,
and
Wood alias Woodchurch, in Thanet.

In all two hundred and eighty-two parishes.

The diocese of Rochester has in it four deanries, in which are the following parishes:

DARTFORD DEANRY

HAS IN IT THE PARISHES OF

Beckenham,
Bromley,
Charlton, near
Greenwich,
Chesilhurst,
Chelsfield,
Foot's Cray,
St. Mary Cray,
Paul's Cray,
North Cray,
Cowdham,
Dartford,
Deptford,
Erith,
Eltham,
Farnborough,
East Greenwich,
Horton Kirkby,
Lee,
Lewsham,
Lullingstone,
Plumsted,
Sutton at Hone,
East Wickham,
West Wickham,
Wilmington, and
Woolwich.

MALLING DEANRY.

Addington,
Allington, near
Maidstone,
Ashurst,
East Barming,
West Barming,
Bidborough,
Birling,
Brenchley,
Capel, near Tunbridge,
Cowden,
Ditton,
Eatonbridge,
West Farleigh,
Hadlow,
Horsmonden,
Kemsing,
Laborne,
Lamberhurst,
Lygh,
West Malling,
Mereworth,
Nettlested,
Off ham,
Paddlesworth, near
Snodland,
West Peckham,
Pembury,
Ryarsh,
Seale,
Shipborne,
Speldhurst,
Teston,
Trottiscliffe,
Tudeley,
Tunbridge,
Watringbury,
Westerham,
and
Yalding.

ROCHESTER DEANRY.

Allhallows,
Ash, near Wrotham,
Aylesford,
Burham,
Chalk,
Chatham,
Cobham,
Cookstone,
Cowling,
Denton, near Gravesend,
Fawkham,
Frindsbury,
Gravesend,
Halling,
High Halstow,
Hartley,
Higham,
Hoo,
Kinsdown, near
Wrotham,
Longfield,
Luddesdon.
St. Margaret's, near
Rochester,
St. Mary's Hoo,
Milton, near Gravesend,
Merston,
Nutsted,
St. Nicholas, Rochester,
Ridley,
Shorne,
Snodland,
Southfleet,
Stoke,
Stone, near Dartford,
Stroud,
Swanscombe,
and
Woldham.

SHOREHAM DEANRY,

WHICH IS A PECULIAR OF THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY, HAS IN IT THE FOLLOWING PARISHES:

Bexley,
Brasted,
Chevening
Chidingstone,
Cliff at Hoo,
Crayford,
Darent,
Downe,
Eynsford,
East Farleigh,
Farningham,
Gillingham,
Halsted,
Hayes,
Hever,
Hunton,
St. James, in
Graine,
Ifield,
Ightham,
Keston,
East Malling,
Meopham,
Nockholt,
Northfleet,
Orpington,
Otford,
East Peckham,
Penshurst,
Sevenoke,
Shoreham,
Stansted,
Sundridge, and
Wrotham
with
Plaxtool.

In all one hundred and thirty-two parishes.