Chart, Little (St. Mary)

CHART, LITTLE (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of West Ashford, hundred of Calehill, lathe of Shepway, E. division of Kent, 2 miles (S. W. by W.) from Charing; containing 300 inhabitants. It comprises 1607a. 2r. 30p., of which 207 acres are in wood; and the South-Eastern railway passes about three miles from the village. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £13. 10. 10., and in the patronage of the Archbishop of Canterbury: the tithes have been commuted for £400, and the glebe contains about 30 acres, with a glebe-house. The church, which is ancient, contains some handsome monuments to the Darell family, and one to the memory of a descendant of Camden, the historian, which is remarkable for the elegance of the inscription.

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

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