THE HUNDRED OF STREET.
THIS hundred lies adjoining to that of Worth
northward. It is written in the record of Domesday,
Estraites, and in others of later times, Strete, taking
its name from the street, or via strata of the Romans,
near it, now usually called Stone-street, which led from
Canterbury to Limne and Stutfal castle, within the
bounds of it, of which further mention will be made
IT CONTAINS WITHIN ITS BOUNDS THE PARISHES OF
1. LIMNE in part.
2. SELLINDGE in part.
3. ALDINGTON in part.
4. HURST, and
And the churches of those parishes; and likewise that part of the
parish of STANFORD which contains WESTENHANGER, for
merly a parish of itself, though now united to it. Two constables
have jurisdiction over it.
There is a court leet held yearly for the upper half
hundred of Street, which is appendant to the manor
of Aldington, and is held alternately at Aldington, and
at Newin-green, and there is another court-leet for
the lower half hundred, the king being lord of it.
There are no rents or profits belonging to it. The
constable, for the time being, holds it, and is at the
expence of a steward, &c. the only business of it being
to appoint a succeeding constable in his room.