Capel-Le-Ferne (St. Mary)
CAPEL-LE-FERNE (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Dovor, hundred of Folkestone, lathe of Shepway, E. division of Kent, 3¼ miles (N. N. E.) from Folkestone; containing 247 inhabitants. The parish is on the road from Folkestone to Dovor, and comprises 1636a. 3r. 3p., of which 227 acres are common or waste: the South-Eastern railroad runs at the foot of the cliff on the south side. The surface was originally little else than a waste. The living is annexed to the vicarage of Alkham: the tithes of Capel have been commuted for £175 payable to the Archbishop of Canterbury, £41. 10. 6. to the impropriators, and £100 to the incumbent, who has also nearly an acre of glebe. The church is surrounded by handsome firs, which give it a very solemn and retired character; it consists of only an aisle and chancel, and is a good specimen of massy ancient architecture. On a flat stone in the chancel is a brass to the memory of a family named Gubbiss.