The hundred of Wingham
Introduction

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Institute of Historical Research

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Edward Hasted

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1800

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191

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'The hundred of Wingham: Introduction', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 9 (1800), pp. 191. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=63556 Date accessed: 31 October 2014.


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THE HUNDRED OF WINGHAM

LIES the next eastward from that of Downhamford. It is called in Domesday by its present name of Wingeham, at the time of taking which it was part of the possessions of the see of Canterbury. In the 7th year of king Edward I. the archbishop continued lord of it.

IT CONTAINS WITHIN ITS BOUNDS THE PARISHES OF
1. ASH.
2. WINGHAM.
3. GOODNESTON.
4. NONINGTON in part; and
5. WIMLINWOLD.

And the churches of those parishes; and likewise part of the parish of EYTHORNE, the church of which is in another hundred. Two consiables have jurisdiction over it.

It is divided into two half hundreds. The upper half hundred contains part of the parish of "Wingham, viz. the boroughs of Wingham-street, Deane, and Twitham, the parishes of Goodneston and Wimlingswold, and the borough of Eythorne. The lower half hundred contains the parish of Ash, and so much of the parish of Wingham as is in the borough of Wenderton. Both these constables are chosen at the court leet of the manor of Wingham.



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