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
4. NONINGTON in part; and
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.