Doddington (St. John the Baptist)
DODDINGTON (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Faversham, hundred of Teynham, Upper division of the lathe of Scray, E. division of Kent, 4¾ miles (S. by E.) from Sittingbourne; containing 473 inhabitants. It comprises 1918 acres, of which 452 are in wood. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £6. 13. 4.; net income, £138; patron, the Archdeacon of Canterbury. The church, principally in the early English style, is 600 years old, and when it was in course of repair, a fulllength portrait of Henry III., in fresco, was discovered in good preservation; on the glass of the eastern window is an ancient painting representing the Flight into Egypt. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.