The lath of St Augustine

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Institute of Historical Research

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Edward Hasted

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1799

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498-499

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'The lath of St Augustine', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 498-499. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=63520 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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THE LATH OF ST. AUGUSTINE


Is the next north-eastward from that of Shipway, being the last remaining to be described in this history. It is not mentioned by the above name in the survey of Domesday, most of the hundreds in it being mentioned there as within the laths of Borowart and Estrei, names met with no where else, and long since forgotten. In some antient records it is called the lath of Hedelinth, and in others Helding; when it gained the name of St. Augustine, I have no where found, but it was some time before the reign of king Edward I. It is wholly within the division of East Kent, and contains within its bounds the following HUNDREDS:

1. WHITSTAPLE.
2. WESTGATE.
3. BLENGATE.
4. PRESTON.
5. WINGHAM.
6. DOWNHAMFORD.
7. KINGHAMFORD.
8. BEUSBOROUGH.
9. CORNILOE.
10. EASTRY, and
11. RINGSLOW.
And likewise

THE CORPORATIONS of DEAL, SANDWICH, Dover, and FORDWICH; the LIBERTY of SEASALTER, the LIBERTY of the VILLE of CHRIST-CHURCH, and of the BOROUGH of LONGPORT, in Canterbury; and the PARISH of BEAKSBORNE, which is a manor of the town and port of Hasting, in Sussex; and it had formerly within its bounds the city of Canterbury, which has been long since separated from it, and made a county of itself, by the name of the COUNTY of the CITY of CANTERBURY.