The hundred of Axstane
Introduction

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Institute of Historical Research

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Edward Hasted

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1797

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343

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'The hundred of Axstane: Introduction', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 2 (1797), pp. 343. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=62818 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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THE HUNDRED OF AXSTANE

LIES next south-eastward from that of Dartford and Wilmington. It is called in the general survey of Domesday, Achestan, and in some antient writings, Clackstone; in the 7th year of king Edward I. it was called by its present name, the king and the archbishop being then lords paramount of it.

In the 20th year of king Edward III. this hundred answered for fourteen knights fees and a half, and the fifth and the fortieth part of a knight's fee.

IT CONTAINS THE PARISHES OF
1. SUTTON-AT-HONE.
2. DARENT.
3. STONE.
4. SWANSCOMBE.
5. SOUTHFLEET.
6. LONGFIELD.
7. FAWKHAM.
8. HARTLEY.
9. RIDLEY.
10. ASH.
11. KINGSDOWN, excepting WOODLAND.
12. HORTON KIRKBY.
13. FARNINGHAM.
14. EYNSFORD, and
15. LULLINGSTONE.

And the churches of these parishes, and part of Cowden, but not the church, which is in another hundred.