Appledore (St. Peter and St. Paul)

APPLEDORE (St. Peter and St. Paul), a parish, in the union of Tenterden, partly in the liberties of Romney Marsh, but chiefly in the hundred of Blackbourne, lathe of Scray, W. division of Kent, 6 miles (S. E. by S.) from Tenterden; containing 561 inhabitants. The parish comprises 2963 acres, of which 63 are common or waste, and 60 in wood. Some trade is carried on in coal, timber, and other merchandise, by means of the Royal Military canal, which passes close to the village. The living is a vicarage, with the living of Ebony annexed, valued in the king's books at £21; net income, £185; patron and appropriator, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church is a spacious edifice in various styles, with a Norman tower which appears to have formed part of the ancient castle on whose site the church is built. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

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

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