Denton (St. Mary Magdalene)

DENTON (St. Mary Magdalene), a parish, in the union of Dovor, partly in the hundred of Kinghamford, and partly in that of Eastry, lathe of St. Augustine, E. division of Kent, 8 miles (S. S. E.) from Canterbury; containing 208 inhabitants. It lies on the road from Canterbury to Folkestone, about one mile from the Dovor and London road, and comprises 1062 acres, of which 249 are in wood; the soil is light, and chiefly produces corn. The situation of the parish, in a valley, contributes to the picturesque character of its scenery. There is a pleasure-fair on Whit-Tuesday. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £5. 19. 4½ net income, £169; patron, Sir John Brydges, Bart.: the glebe contains 6 acres, with a glebe-house. The church is a small edifice, mostly in the early English style, with an east window in the decorated style.

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

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