Alkham (St. Anthony)

ALKHAM (St. Anthony), a parish, in the union of Dovor, hundred of Folkestone, lathe of Shepway, E. division of Kent, 5 miles (W. by N.) from Dovor; containing 595 inhabitants. It comprises 3145a. 2r. 28p., including 300 acres of woodland, and 100 of common; the surface is hilly, and the soil chalky, except at the tops of the hills, where it is a stiff clay. The living is a vicarage, with the living of Capel-le-Ferne annexed, valued in the king's books at £11; patron and appropriator, the Archbishop of Canterbury: the appropriate tithes have been commuted for £500, and the vicarial for £213. 10.; there are 9½ acres of appropriate glebe, and about 3 of vicarial. The church is partly Norman, and partly early English: the interior, which has been much improved of late years, has a venerable and interesting aspect, and there are some ancient monumental stones. According to Domesday book, a church existed here in the time of Edward the Confessor.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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