Ditton (St. Peter)

DITTON (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Malling, hundred of Larkfield, lathe of Aylesford, W. division of Kent, 3½ miles (N. W. by W.) from Maidstone; containing 244 inhabitants. It comprises 1014a. 3r. 19p., of which 425 acres are arable, 107 meadow and pasture, 38 orchard, 92 acres hops, 341 wood, and 25 common. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £11. 15.; present net income, £298; patron, the Earl of Aylesford: the glebe contains about 9 acres. The church is a small building, with a tower.

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

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