Capel (St. Thomas Becket)

CAPEL (St. Thomas à Becket), a parish, in the union, and partly in the lowey, of Tonbridge, but chiefly in the hundred of Washlingstone, lathe of Aylesford, W. division of Kent, 3½ miles (E. S. E.) from Tonbridge; containing 516 inhabitants. It is crossed by the South-Eastern railway, and comprises 1584a. 2r. 14p., about 70 acres of which are hop-grounds, and 90 acres in wood. The living is a vicarage, united with that of Tudeley: the rectorial tithes of Capel have been commuted for a rent-charge of £158, and the vicarial for £132. The church was formerly a chapel of ease to Hadlow.

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

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